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Philly-area girl, 15, abducted and raped

  |   Oct. 4, 2012 at 3:17 PM
UPPER DARBY, Pa., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Three Philadelphia men were charged with allegedly kidnapping a teenage girl, holding her hostage and sexually assaulting her for days, police said.

The attack took place in the Philadelphia suburb of Upper Darby and the police chief called the incident "brutal and heinous," the website www.philly.com reported Thursday.

Eddie A. Johnson, 37, of Philadelphia, and Alfred Kulah, 35, and Mortiman Kesselly, 41, both of Upper Darby were arraigned Tuesday in district court on charges including rape, sexual assault of a minor and kidnapping to inflict terror or injury.

The victim, 15, was walking home from visiting her father at 11 p.m. Friday when two men jumped out of a black car that had pulled alongside her and forced her into the back seat. She was held down so she couldn't see where they were headed and eventually removed and taken into an apartment.

Once there, she was tied down and the three men took turns raping and sodomizing her until Sunday. Once the men left the apartment, the victim escaped and ran into the street where she flagged down a passing motorist for help. The man, who police call a good Samaritan, drove the girl back to her father's house, from which she was taken to a hospital, the website reported

Police brought the girl back to the area where she had been rescued and she was able to direct officers to the apartment where she was held and identify a car registered to Kesselly as the one used to abduct her.

The suspects are each being held on $100,000 bail at Delaware County Jail, the website reported.

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