Drexel University Student Raped In Off-Campus Residence, Police Say

Drexel University Student Raped In Off-Campus Residence, Police Say

October 15, 2019 3 By Stanley Isaacs


THIS IS CBS-3 “EYEWITNESS NEWS ” AT 6:00. NOW AT 6:00 THE LATEST ON BREAKING NEWS, A COMMUNITY ON EDGE AFTER POLICE SAY THAT THEY’RE INVESTIGATING THE RAPE AFTER DREXEL STUDENT, IN A OFF CAMPUS RESIDENCE. GOOD EVENING, I’M JESSICA KARTALIJA. I’M NATASHA BROWN IN FOR UKEE, OFFICERS SAY THAT SUSPECT IS STILL ON THE LOOSE AT THIS HOUR. WE WANT TO GET RIGHT OUT NOW TO “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORTER KIMBERLY DAVIS WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION FOR US. KIMBERLY? NATASHA, JESS, I SPOKE WITH SEVERAL DREXEL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, AND AT THE TELL ME THAT IS ALL THE CAMPUS IS TALKING ABOUT RIGHT NOW. AND THEY TELL ME THEY ARE TAKING EXTRA PRECAUTIONS, SO THEM, THEMSELVES DO, NOT BECOME THE NEXT VICTIM. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO. THIS IS WHERE IT ALL HAPPENED. BUT STUDENTS ARE TELLING ME THIS IS WHAT IS MOST ALARMING IT, ALL HAPPENED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT. ACCORDING TO DREXEL POLICE, A FEMALE DREXEL STUDENT WAS RAPED JUST BEFORE 1:00 THIS AFTERNOON ON THE 3200 BLOCK OF WINTER STREET, AND WEST PHILADELPHIA. THE SUSPECT IS DESCRIBED AS A MAN AROUND 5 FEET 5 INCHES TALL. HE WAS WEARING ALL BLACK, AND DID NOT HAVE ANY FACIAL HAIR. THE VICTIM SAID THE PERSON WHO RAPED HER HAD A SMART PHONE, WITH A RED CASE. AFTER THE SEXUAL ASSAULT, THE SUSPECT TOOK OFF FROM THE SCENE, AND SO FAR, NO ARREST HAVES BEEN MADE. MOST STUDENTS LEARNED ABOUT THE RAPE THROUGH THE DREXEL TEXT MESSAGES ALERT SYSTEM, AND STUDENT TELL US THEY’RE SHOCKED THAT THIS ATTACK HAPPENED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT. AND REALLY NERVOUS, I HAVE CLASSES UNTIL LATE AT NIGHT SOMETIMES, USUALLY TAKE THE STREET, A COST THE STREET FROM CLASSES TO MY APARTMENT. I FEEL REALLY NERVOUS TO TRY TO WALK WITH FRIENDS NOW BUT IT IS NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE, UNFORTUNATELY, MAKES IT REAL UN COMMODORE BARRY AFFORDABLE BECAUSE SUPPOSED TO BE A SAFE BLOCK, ALWAYS PEOPLE ON IT. NOW, HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO KEEP YOU VIGILANT, POLICE ARE ASKING RESIDENTS TO HAVE A HEIGHTENED AWARENESS OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS, WALK IN GROUPS, AND IN WELL-LITERARIES. ALSO, MAKE SURE RESIDENCES AND VEHICLES ARE LOCKED AND SECURED AT ALL TIMES. IF YOU THINK YOU MAY NOT WHO THE ALLEGED RAPIST MAY BE, POLICE ARE URGING YOU TO GIVE THEM A CALL. LIVE IN UNIVERSITY CITY, I’M KIMBERLY DAVIS, CBS-3, ”