Police: Teen Raped, Man Stabbed In South Philly After Parade - New York News

Police: Teen Raped, Man Stabbed In South Philly After Parade

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

Some of the New Year's Day celebrations turned violent in South Philadelphia. A 16-year-old girl told police she was raped, and there was a fight, as well.

As the Mummers partied into the night on Second Street Wednesday, police say witnesses heard screams coming from Second and Tree Streets, when they went to investigate they encounter a 16 yr old girl who told police she had been raped.

"This is ridiculous, you know what I mean? You hear guys having arguments and misunderstandings and everything, but nothing like that," Joe Rauch told FOX 29 News.

"That was very upsetting because I have a 13-year-old granddaughter," another neighbor said.

The victim told police a 19-year-old man from the neighborhood allegedly dragged her behind plastic tarps surrounding some scaffolding around 8:30 p.m. She told investigators she was sexually assaulted.

Police say alcohol may be involved. The 19-year-old was taken in for questioning. The incident is still under investigation.

"If they got him, they got him. Whatever he gets he deserves. Believe me," Rauch added.

"It's unfortunate," another neighbor told FOX 29. "I know drinking was involved, but you never know, you don't wish that on anyone, you know?"

South Detectives are also investigating a stabbing at this school yard just a few blocks away at Second and Mifflin. Police say a large fight broke out.

A 19-year-old man from outside the city said he was stabbed in the back after being surrounded by a group of men wearing red and silver dresses with their faces painted silver. The victim was raced to the hospital with a punctured lung.

"To me, it was very calm compared to recent, past years," Colleen Lord said, while she was sweeping up in front of her home on Mifflin.

While other neighbors complained openly about the partying and violence here, they would not go on camera.

Others said there was plenty of police presence here and the usual post Mummers parade celebrations.

"They (police) were all over the place. Good coverage last night, yeah," Rauch said.

"It's people that are not from the neighborhood," one woman said. "It's young kids, like 16 to 20, with their backpacks full of beer and whatever."

Police said they hoped to re-interview the 16-year-old girl later on Thursday.

The man who was stabbed remained hospitalized with a collapsed lung.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:45:07 GMT
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
  • No Leads On The Cause Of Sea Isle's 7 Alarm Fire

    No Leads On The Cause Of Sea Isle's 7 Alarm Fire

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:10:30 GMT
    A seven-alarm fire is captured on smart phone video as it burns several homes, including beachfront properties, in Sea Isle City.
    A seven-alarm fire is captured on smart phone video as it burns several homes, including beachfront properties, in Sea Isle City.
  • Couple Married 70 Years Die 15 Hours Apart

    Couple Married 70 Years Die 15 Hours Apart

    Couple Married 70 Years Die 15 Hours Apart

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:51:01 GMT
    NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) - A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.
    NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) - A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Officer struck in hit and run fighting for his life

    Officer struck in hit and run fighting for his life

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:28:45 GMT
    Bergen County Police Officer Daniel Breslin is fighting for his life at New Jersey's Hackensack Hospital. Officials say Officer Breslin was hit from behind by another vehicle on Route 46 west in Lodi around 2am Saturday morning. Officer Breslin had stopped parallel to another officer's vehicle because that officer was having problems with his radio.Without warning, cops say a Ford Fusion then slammed into Officer Breslin's vehicle.
    Bergen County Police Officer Daniel Breslin is fighting for his life at New Jersey's Hackensack Hospital. Officials say Officer Breslin was hit from behind by another vehicle on Route 46 west in Lodi around 2am Saturday morning. Officer Breslin had stopped parallel to another officer's vehicle because that officer was having problems with his radio.Without warning, cops say a Ford Fusion then slammed into Officer Breslin's vehicle.
  • Protesters gather outside Liam Neeson's home

    Protesters gather outside Liam Neeson's home

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-04-19 22:23:05 GMT
    The escalating debate over carriage horses in New York City has gotten personal. Dozens of protestors gathered outside actor Liam Neeson's Upper West Side condo on Saturday to take the issue right to his doorstep. Standing in a straight line outside the actors condo, demonstrators held signs criticizing Liam Neeson's position that city carriage horses should keep working.
    The escalating debate over carriage horses in New York City has gotten personal. Dozens of protestors gathered outside actor Liam Neeson's Upper West Side condo on Saturday to take the issue right to his doorstep. Standing in a straight line outside the actors condo, demonstrators held signs criticizing Liam Neeson's position that city carriage horses should keep working.
  • Woman killed in NYC home with 2 children there

    Woman killed in NYC home with 2 children there

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:58:30 GMT
    A woman was shot and killed inside her Ozone Park home on Saturday while her two children were there. The woman was shot in the chest and died at her house on 101st Avenue and 104th Street. The NYPD says the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute.
    A woman was shot and killed inside her Ozone Park home on Saturday while her two children were there. The woman was shot in the chest and died at her house on 101st Avenue and 104th Street. The NYPD says the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices