Police are looking for a Philadelphia man who taunted a woman with the claim that he infected her with the HIV virus, after he reportedly raped and beat her near her Frankford, Pa., home, reports the Daily Mail.
The assailant, whose image was captured on a grainy surveillance video, is Black and in his mid-20s with a slim frame that stands about 5’9″ tall. He was dressed in a white T-shirt and sported dark pants and dark shoes.
The violent attack took place on August 29th, after the victim dropped off a friend at a bus stop shortly after midnight. As the young woman is walking along the desolate street, the attacker is seen jumping her from behind, punching, then forcing her in to an alley where she is raped repeatedly for hours, while reportedly yelling, “Ha, Ha, I just infected you with HIV.”
The young victim was so seriously beaten about the head and face that she is almost unrecognizable, according to investigators. Detectives say that she was also choked to the point of losing consciousness.
Watch the unfortunate assault here:
Hours later, the young woman awakened and managed to barely stumble down a street where she was spotted by a neighbor who immediately summoned police. She was taken to a hospital for treatment and given an HIV test as well. The results have not been released.
Meanwhile, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s office is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. Anyone with information should contact SVU Det. McGoldrick at 215-685-3252/53. Tips can also be submitted anonymously online, by calling 215-686-8477 or texting 773847.