Jose Carrasquillo has been formally charged with abducting an 11-year-old schoolgirl in Kensington and raping her repeatedly with such ferocity that she required surgery, police said yesterday.
Carrasquillo, 26, also was charged yesterday with indecent assault for allegedly groping a 16-year-old near the Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, just an hour before the alleged rape on June 1. He then brazenly walked into the high school's cafeteria, where the teenage girl recognized him, but he fled, police said.
Carrasquillo was captured June 2 outside a store at Front and Clearfield streets by neighborhood residents who beat him badly enough that he had to be hospitalized for two days. Police decided not to charge anyone in the beating.
Two of the men who captured Carrasquillo split a reward of $11,500 offered by the local Fraternal Order of Police.
Besides rape and abduction, the 19 charges filed against Carrasquillo yesterday included involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a child, and aggravated and simple assault.
Relatives have said that Carrasquillo, who has 17 prior arrests, has a longtime drug habit.
Carrasquillo was charged with attempted rape in Kensington in 2002, but those charges were later dropped.
Police said Tuesday that DNA evidence found on the girl's underwear and at the crime scene, a back yard at Westmoreland Street near Emerald, matched that of Carrasquillo. *