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Man accused of several rapes, stalking women in Philly arrested in Indy

28-year-old Kevin Bennett is an Indianapolis native who is accused of several rapes and stalking incidents that happened in Philadelphia over the last week.
Credit: Philadelphia Police Department

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis FBI agents arrested a suspect wanted for a series of gunpoint robberies and sexual assaults that happened in Philadelphia last week. 

A manhunt for 28-year-old Kevin Bennett has ended with his arrest in Indianapolis at 1:50 p.m. Saturday. 

The Indianapolis Federal Bureau of Investigation surveilled multiple locations for 36 hours until Bennett was found. When he was found, the FBI called for the IMPD SWAT team. IMPD pulled Bennet over in a strip mall on the east side of Indianapolis, and he was arrested.

Bennett, who is an Indianapolis native, was wanted by Philadelphia Police for sexually assaulting a total of three strangers at gunpoint between Sunday, May 16 and Tuesday, May 18. 

The first incident happened around 5 a.m. on May 16, when a woman said she was sitting in her parked car in the 1100 block of West Ontario Street. Bennett allegedly went up to the woman's vehicle and pulled out a small silver gun. He then ordered the woman to get out of her car and walked her to an alleyway, where he sexually assaulted her. 

The second incident happened on May 18. Philadelphia Police went to a home in the 900 block of North 8th Street for a reported home invasion at gunpoint. When they arrived, they spoke with two women who said at around 10:20 a.m., a man they didn't know posed as an electrical worker and got inside their apartment. Once inside, the man, believed to be Bennett, pulled out a silver handgun and then sexually assaulted and robbed the victims. 

Bennett is also a suspect in four separate stalking incidents that were reported to police between May 15 and May 18. Police said the incidents all happened to strangers after they left clubs after dark. 

One stalking incident happened on May 18 at an apartment complex in the 900 block of North 8th Street. The incident happened 10 hours before police said Bennett sexually assaulted the two women in an apartment complex also in the 900 block of North 8th Street. The stalking incident happened at midnight when police said the suspect, believed to be Bennett, was in an apartment complex. He slid along a wall toward a woman who had just returned from a sports club. She saw him and ran screaming to a neighbor's apartment. 

Bennett had warrants for the two sexual assault incidents, and Philadelphia Police are looking into him as a possible suspect in the four stalking incidents. He is in the custody of the Marion County Sheriff's Office, where he will face several charges concerning a vehicle investigation. 

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