Philadelphia Homicide Detective Arrested for Allegedly Raping Murder Victim’s Sister

Photo Credit: Philadelphia District Attorney's Office

A former homicide detective is now behind bars for allegedly raping the sister of a murder victim, officials say per Fox News

Donald Suchinsky, 57, worked as a homicide detective at the Philadelphia Police Department. He has since been terminated and charged with sexually assaulting a murder victim’s sister, her identity has not been disclosed. Suchinsky allegedly raped the victim,

“at least 10 times between 2017 and 2022,”

the report reveals. 

The detective was assigned to her brother’s murder case. According to the outlet, Suchinsky was also recently charged with

“aggravated indecent assault”

in February for allegedly assaulting the mother of another homicide victim. 

“We have reason to believe that there may be yet more victims who have truthful information about defendant Suchinsky, and who may have encountered him while he was performing his official duties as a police detective investigating murders,”

Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Special Investigations Unit Supervisor Lyandra Retacco said in a statement.

Suchinsky has been charged with

“rape, sexual assault, indecent assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, terroristic threats, and official oppression.”

He remains in custody on $1.5 million bail. An investigation into the allegations is still underway. 

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