WANTED: McKees Rocks rape suspect identified, not in custody

WANTED: McKees Rocks rape suspect identified, not in custody

McKEES ROCKS, Pa. — A woman was raped overnight behind a laundromat in McKees Rocks.

Police said it happened in Derby Alley behind Thrifty Dry Clean and Bubbles Laundromat just after 11 p.m.

Channel 11 talked with the victim over the phone, and she said she stepped outside the business to smoke when the suspect approached her and asked for a cigarette.

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She said that's when the attacker put a knife to her throat and said "walk or I'll stab you."

Detectives have identified the suspect as 24-year-old Nino Johnson. He's wanted on charges of aggravated sexual assault, rape, sexual assault, terroristic threats and more.

Police said Johnson is not in custody at the time and is known to frequent McKees Rocks and Pittsburgh's North Side.


Johnson is a black male, 5’ 8” tall, weighing approximately 175 lbs. with black hair, brown eyes, and a medium build.

People living near the laundromat told Channel 11 the whole incident was very shocking. Others added they would like to see more cameras.

"I can't imagine somebody violating you like that. It is such a traumatic issue," said Pamela Hart who lives nearby.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Allegheny County Police tip line at 1-833-ALL-TIPS (1-833-255-8477.