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Cops: Woman raped at tanning salon

Victim was working when she was assaulted

Surveillance footage captured this image of the suspect.
Surveillance footage captured this image of the suspect.Read more

A 25-YEAR-OLD woman was raped at the Montgomery Township tanning salon where she worked in late February, according to police.

The victim was at the salon, the name of which the Daily News is withholding to protect her identity, when Marshall Gibson, 19, entered and asked to use the bathroom around 8:45 p.m. Feb. 25, according to police.

He was given permission to use the restroom after which, he and the victim entered one of the tanning rooms together, police said.

While in the room, Gibson made unwanted sexual advances toward the woman and then pulled out a knife, placed it to her throat and threatened to hurt her if she did not comply with his demands, according to the arrest affidavit.

In fear of her life, the woman performed a sexual act on Gibson, police said. He then allegedly used the woman's shirt to clean himself up.

The victim immediately called police after Gibson left and was taken to a local hospital for medical evaluation.

Gibson, of Doylestown, was charged with rape, aggravated assault and related offenses. He was arraigned on Wednesday and he was remanded to Montgomery County prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.