Philly police search for man who raped blind woman

AP News
Posted: Nov 30, 2009 6:01 AM

Police are searching for a man they say beat and raped a blind woman in her home.

Authorities say the 50-year-old victim was walking toward the front door of her home in the city's Mayfair section on Sunday afternoon when the attacker approached her from behind.

The woman was pushed inside her home, beaten and raped. She has been hospitalized with injuries.

Police did not know how long the attack lasted but sent a SWAT team to the home about 5 p.m. because the victim was unsure whether the man had left.

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Detectives say the woman's home was ransacked and they're investigating whether more than one attacker was involved.