“Man Charged” In Philadelphia Apartment Is Hispanic, Something NBC Wouldn’t Say When He Was At Large

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We know that the “Man Charged” in the rape of a young female doctor in her apartment on Rittenhouse Square is Hispanic, because we can see his photograph (above) and read his name (Milton Mateo Garcia) in this NBC story:

Man Charged With Rittenhouse Doctor’s Rape

By Vince Lattanzio, NBCPhiladelphia, Jun 24, 2014

A three-day hunt for a rapist, who police say repeatedly victimized a young doctor inside her Rittenhouse Square apartment this weekend, has ended with the arrest of a South Philadelphia man.

Capt. John Darby, head of the Special Victims Unit, said Tuesday that 28-year-old Milton Mateo Garcia has been charged with Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping and related offenses for the assault that took place early Saturday morning.[More]

An earlier story [Young Doctor Raped During Rittenhouse Square Home Invasion, By Vince Lattanzio, Alison Burdo and Sarah Glover, June 23, 2014] contained this description, with no racial identification at all:

The suspect is described by police as a man, between 25 and 30-years-old, standing 5-foot-7-inches tall and wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.

All police descriptions contain information about race and skin color,and also, if applicable, whether the suspect is Hispanic. This is important for the public to know while he’s still at large.

Another story from the same station contained the word Hispanic:

The attacker is described as a Hispanic male, 25-30 years old, 5-5″ to 5’10” tall, thin with black hair. He was wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, black t-shirt, blue jeans and carrying a black messenger bag.
Young Doctor Returns to Rittenhouse Rape Scene; Police Release New Video and Sketch, June 23, 2014

That story is from a young reporter with a Hispanic last name herself (Karen Araiza) who may not know the rules.