The man sought in connection with the rape of an 11-year-old girl this week was arrested late yesterday after residents in Kensington noticed him on the street and beat him before police arrived.
Jose Carrasquillo, 26, was spotted near Front and Clearfield Streets yesterday afternoon, less than two miles from the backyard where the girl's assault took place Monday morning - and only a few hours after police released his name and photograph to the public and termed him a "person of interest."
The angry crowd quickly swarmed Carrasquillo and began pummeling him, police said, and one person apparently used a wooden board.
After police arrived, Carrasquillo was taken to Temple University Hospital with head injuries, said Lt. Frank Vanore. He was expected to recover.
Police said Carrasquillo, who was arrested on a bench warrant in a previous case, was likely to be charged in the r
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