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Angry mob beats rape suspect



Published: Wed, June 3, 2009 @ 8:50 a.m.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man described by police as a person of interest in the rape of an 11-year-old girl is in critical condition after being beaten by an angry mob in Philadelphia.

Police say about a dozen West Kensington residents pummeled 26-year-old Jose Carrasquillo for several minutes with fists, feet and wooden sticks Tuesday afternoon after they recognized him from a photo distributed by police.

Officers then arrived and took him into custody.

Lt. Frank Vanore says Carrasquillo was admitted to Temple University Hospital with head injuries. He is expected to recover.

Carrasquillo was arrested on an unrelated warrant but has not been charged in the rape, which happened Monday morning as the girl was walking to school.


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