Elementary School Teacher Charged with Rape


April 25, 2013:  The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has charged 39 year old Sumo Dukulah with Rape, Involuntary Deviant Sexual Intercourse (IDSI), Unlawful Contact, Aggravated Indecent Assault, Unlawful Restraint, Sexual Assault, False Imprisonment, Corrupting the Morales of a Minor, Endangering the Welfare of a Child (EWOC), Indecent Exposure, Simple Assault and Indecent Assault.  Dukulah, a teacher at Leslie P. Hill Elementary School in Philadelphia, is charged with raping a family member for over 8 years.  The assaults began when the child was 8 years old and continued until the child was 16 years old.

 Dukulah was arrested by SVU Detectives on Thursday, April 24, 2013. He was arraigned overnight, bail was set at $500,000, and he was ordered to surrender his passport.  Dukulah’s next court appearance is scheduled for May 15, 2013 at 1801 Vine Street.  This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information on Sumo Dukulah should contact police SVU at 215-685-3251, 3252 or 3253 or the District Attorney’s Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit at 215-686-8080.











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