Joined by police and victim's advocates, City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson led a public safety walk Tuesday to let South Philadelphia residents know about available resources for sexual assault victims.
"We want to continuously make sure that this issue is the number one priority as we address the issue of public safety in Philadelphia," Johnson said.
Laquisha Anthony with Women Organized Against Rape says she's relieved that 37-year-old Safien Williams is under arrest for a number of attacks throughout the area.
"It's just a great thing that he's been apprehended. I was even fearful, I live in the neighborhood," she said.
Anthony, who took part in the walk, says neighbors have been on edge and they need to know about options they have to help them heal.
"Sending the message that we will, as a city, continue to ensure that we stop perpetrators from roaming our streets," Johnson said.
Johnson says this is not the end of their mission to protect neighbors against sexual assault. He adds they are also telling residents what they can do to better protect themselves.
"We will continuously do outreach around this issue," he added.