Police are searching for a teen who they say sexually assaulted a girl in a yard in the Somerton section of Philadelphia.
On Sept. 6 at 12 p.m., a 13-year-old girl was near the 13000 block of Cardella Place when she was approached from behind by an unidentified suspect. The suspect placed his hand over the girl’s mouth and said, “If you scream, I’ll kill you," according to investigators.
The teen then led the girl to a fenced in yard and sexually assaulted her before fleeing in an unknown direction, police said.
The suspect is described as a 17-year-old male, standing 6-feet, weighing between 155 and 165 pounds with a slim build, crooked nose and short black hair. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with orange writing on the front and grey sweatpants.
If you have any information on the suspect’s whereabouts, please call 911 immediately. You can also submit a tip via phone by dialing 215-686-TIPS or texting the tip to PPD TIP or 773847.