A Philadelphia man was arrested over the weekend for suspected involvement in two separate sexual assault incidents that took place in April in the Kensington area of the city.
Kyle Dennison, 27 years old, was taken into custody on Sunday at his home on 25th street, according to 6ABC.
On April 5, Dennison, was caught on camera driving a charcoal gray Dodge Charger near Kensignton Avenue., where he allegedly forced a 28-year-old woman into his car with a handgun just before 6 a.m., and sexually assaulted her.
Just two weeks later, on April 21, Dennison allegedly offered a woman a ride on Kensignton Avenue and Huntingdon Street. After the woman accepted the ride, Dennison is suspected of using a gun to force her into the backseat, where she was assaulted.
Police Captain James Kearney said he believes that there may have been additional incidents, but the victims are not coming forward.
According to NBC10, when the police first began their search for a suspect in May, an investigation included an incident on March 15 where a 35-year-old woman was assaulted at 5 a.m. walking down Whitaker and Erie Avenues. The woman was also forced into the car at gunpoint before being sexually assaulted.
Philadelphia has a sexual assault response center. The center offers private help to victims, including forensics, medical evaluations, court testimony, and sexually transmitted infection prevention.
In July, a man sexually assaulted a woman in a Broad Street Line subway terminal around 4:30 a.m.
Violent crimes against women have spiked since 2020. An article by the Inquirer in June stated that as many as 659 women were shot. According to the City Controller’s database, 204 women have been shot in Philadelphia this year.