A man has been identified and arrested in connection to the reported sexual assault of a 20-year-old female student Sept. 28.
According to a press release from Philadelphia Police Chief Charles Ramsey, 23-year-old Shakree Bennett, who last known address is on Harlan Street near Master, has been arrested and charged with rape, aggravated assault, sexual assault and robbery, along with other charges.
Bennett was extradited by parole agents from Essex County, New Jersey yesterday, and was transported to Philadelphia Police’s Special Victims Unit, where he was arrested, according to the release.
Executive Director of Campus Safety Services Charlie Leone previously told The Temple News Philadelphia Police had arrested a suspect—who was believed to be connected to the sexual assault—because of a warrant related to another incident. In an interview Wednesday, he said because Bennett fled the state, the process of charging him for the alleged sexual assault Sept. 28 takes more time.
“Each state is individualized with its laws, so the paperwork and process is different,” Leone said.
According to court records, Bennett’s preliminary hearing is scheduled on Oct. 29. Bail is currently set at 10 percent of $500,000.
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