Suspect wanted for sexual assault in Frankford

Police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted an 18-year-old female in her Frankford house.

Police are searching for a man who allegedly sexually assaulted an 18-year-old female in her house on the 4900 block of Mulberry Street on Monday, Oct. 30.

The victim stated an unknown black male knocked on her door at approximately 11:45 a.m. and introduced himself as a Verizon employee.

Capt. Mark Burgmann of the Special Victims Unit said the suspect told the victim he wanted to look at her cable box. The victim told him to come back when her mother was home.

The victim heard the front door open, and the man entered the home. He went to the second floor, where she was, and exposed himself before sexually assaulting her, police said.

She managed to escape to a room where a family member keeps their collection of swords, and used the weapon to fend him off and leave the house.

The suspect was described as a 25-year-old black male, about 6-foot tall with short hair and a brown complexion. He has a tattoo of an unknown symbol on the left side of his face. He was wearing a navy blue windbreaker with a light blue shirt underneath it and denim jeans.

Anyone with information should call the Special Victims Unit at 215–685–3252. ••