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December 02, 2016

Burlington County man captured in connection with sexual assault, attempted murder

Crime Sexual Assaults
Andre Wesley Camden County Police Department/Courtesy

Andre Wesly, 29

A 29-year-old Burlington County man is in custody for the alleged sexual assault and attempted murder of a woman in Camden that occurred Sunday.

6ABC reports that Andre Wesley, of Willingboro, New Jersey, was captured Friday night after a standoff with police. Officers used a taser to neutralize Wesley, who was armed with a butcher knife, according to the news station.

Wesley faces attempted murder, aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping and robbery charges, the Camden County Police Department said Friday.

Police responded to the incident on the 900 block of South Third Street, around 6:30 p.m. Sunday when they found a female sexual assault victim who said that she was approached by a man in a white van who told her to get inside. 

She said that the suspect allegedly drove her into a nearby lot at where he sexually assaulted her near an abandoned lot around 3rd and Spruce streets.

She was taken to Cooper University Hospital.

Wesley was in possession of a knife and "left [the victim] for dead," reported.

The news website reported that Wesley is a registered sex offender and has five felony convictions. He is considered a "suspected serial rapist."