Man Charged for Indecent Assault on SEPTA Bus

Police say tips from the public led to the arrest of a man accused of trying to rape the woman after following her off the bus

An East Germantown man is accused of trying to rape a woman after allegedly indecently assaulting her on the Route K SEPTA bus -- an incident that was caught on surveillance video.

Henry Dixon, 53, from the 900 block of E Haines Street was arrested Tuesday, Philadelphia Police announced Wednesday.

On Monday, police released video of the man they say indecently assaulted a woman on a SEPTA bus on Oct. 24. Police say Dixon sat down next to the 19-year-old victim and then indecently assaulted her.

Police say the woman left the bus at Greene Street and Chelten Avenue. The man then allegedly followed her to the 5500 block of Greene Street and pulled her into an alley. Police say the woman managed to escape and the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction.

Police say several anonymous tips from the public led to Dixon's arrest.

Dixon was being held on $500,000 bail on charges of attempted rape, attempted kidnapping, attempted sexual assault, indecent assault, simple assault, harassment and false imprisonment, according to court documents.

An unrelated harassment charge against Dixon was dismissed last month, according to court documents.

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