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June 07, 2016

Man charged in sexual assault behind Northeast Philly shopping center

Alleged attacker lives next door to where incident took place, cops say

Crime Rape
Felix Ramos Philadelphia Police Department/Source

Felix Ramos.

A man is in custody and has been charged in the sexual assault of a woman behind a shopping center in Northeast Philadelphia Monday evening, according to authorities.

Police said Tuesday that Felix Ramos, 44, who lives a stone's throw away from where the attack took place, has been arrested.

Officers responded to the report of a rape in progress in the woods behind the shopping center on the 9400 block of State Road around 6 p.m.

A 29-year-old woman told police she had been sexually assaulted.

Ramos, whose home address is on James Street just behind the shopping center, was stopped by officers in a nearby driveway after matching the description of the suspect, police said.

He has been charged with attempted rape, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, aggravated indecent assault and related charges.