Man in Court to Face Attempted Rape Charges in SEPTA Assault

A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a Center City SEPTA station will be in court Thursday to face charges.

Reginald Green beat up a woman after she refused his sexual advances, said Philadelphia Police.

Green, 26, has remained behind bars — unable to post 10 percent of $1 million bail — since his arrest on aggravated assault, indecent assault and attempted rape earlier this month.

Investigators said a 27-year-old woman was trying to get home when she entered the concourse of the Jefferson Station at 10th and Filbert streets around midday on Feb. 9.

Investigators said she was lost while trying to get to Northeast Philadelphia when she spotted the suspect and asked him for directions. The two then carried on a conversation for about 30 minutes inside the station.

The suspect and the woman went into a secluded area — off the platform — where Green asked for sex before beating, kicking and sexually assaulting the woman, said Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit Captain John Darby.

"He basically pummeled her, he beat her with his fist, kicked her repeatedly," said Darby. "She suffered injuries to her face."

After the struggle, Green fled on foot in an unknown direction.

Police said surveillance video played a key role in Green's arrest late Tuesday. They said he has 11 previous arrests and was recognized by some members of law enforcement.

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