When neighbors of an 11 year old rape victim spotted Jose Carrasquillo, whose photo had been released by police as a "person of interest" in the brutal rape, they could have stopped and called police. Instead, the angered crowd beat him- with wooden sticks, their fists and their feet. The attack on Carrasquillo was caught on tape by a nearby camera.
The 11 year old rape victim had been on her way to school when her attacker approached her, began walking with her and then claiming to have a gun dragged her into a nearby backyard and brutally raped her.
Jose Carrasquillo, 26, is currently in stable condition after the videotaped beating by about a dozen West Kensington residents, according to police.
The mob pummeled Carrasquillo for several minutes with wooden sticks, their fists and their feet, authorities said.
He suffered head injuries and was taken to Temple University Hospital. Police said Wednesday that he has been upgraded from critical to stable condition.
Carrasquillo has not yet been charged in the attack of the girl, and police have said the "mob" handing out a little "payback" will not be charged in the beating.