Cops Track Sex Assault Suspect Through Stolen Phone

By Brynn Gingras
|  Thursday, Feb 14, 2013  |  Updated 9:08 AM EDT
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Police in the Bronx caught a suspected rapist by tracking him through the cell phone he stole from his alleged victim. Brynn Gingras reports.

Police in the Bronx caught a suspected rapist by tracking him through the cell phone he stole from his alleged victim. Brynn Gingras reports.

Police in the Bronx say they were able to catch a suspected rapist by tracking him through the cell phone he stole from his alleged victim.

The 15-year-old girl was walking home after getting off the 5 train in the Morris Park section of the Bronx Tuesday night when she was sexually assaulted, police said. Her attacker then stole her phone and fled.

Police were able to use the GPS-enabled Find My Phone app to track the phone, and hours later, the suspect was found not far from where the assault happened. 

The man, described as being in his 20s, was being questioned by police Wednesday.

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