BENSALEM POLICE ARREST A BURGLARY SUSPECT WHO WAS FOUND IN A 9-YEAR-OLDS BEDROOM
On Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 1:00 am, Bensalem Police responded to Thunder Circle, Bensalem PA for the report of a burglary in progress. The actor was described by the homeowner as a white male with red hair, around 250 lbs. with an Irish accent.
Upon arrival, police were told that the 9-year-old victim awoke to an unknown adult male, in her bed, wearing only underwear. The juvenile victim ran out of her room and alerted her father. Her father entered the child’s room and discovered the male sitting on his daughter’s bed wrapped in a blanket. The male then fled the apartment before police arrival. The juvenile victim told police that the male had touched her inappropriately.
Bensalem Police quickly conducted a search of the area and their investigation led to a neighboring apartment occupied by Paddy Patrick Purcell, 32 years old. Purcell was identified as the male that was inside of the victim’s bedroom.
Paddy Patrick Purcell was charged with Burglary, Criminal Trespass and Indecent Assault of a Child under 13 years old. He was arraigned by District Justice Mark Douple and sent to the Bucks County Correctional Facility in lieu of 10% of $1,000,000 bail.