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Franklin police looking for suspect in rape, home invasion

Published 12:03pm Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A 48-year-old female was sexually assaulted in a robbery on the 500 block of Washington Street this morning.

Police are seeking information on the suspect, said Lt. Timothy Whitt, spokesman for the Franklin Police Department. Little is known about the suspect, but investigators are actively searching the crime scene, Whitt said.

At approximately 5:30 a.m., the unknown suspect forced entry through a back door and sexually assaulted the resident. The victim was also struck in the face, causing injury. She was later treated at Southampton Memorial Hospital.

It is unknown at this time if anything was taken.

Anyone with information about this crime can call the Franklin Police Department at 757-562-8587 or Franklin Crime Solvers at 757-562-8599, information that leads to an arrest can earn the caller a cash reward while remaining anonymous.


  • shocked

    Fortunately, someone has been arrested! The disgusting individual is also charged with raping a juvenile at Forest Pine apartment complex last night!

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    • SandMan

      He has not been charged with the rape on Washington St. Not yet!

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  • Mr. M

    Is it possible that the suspect is the same person who raped an elderly woman at knife point while she was walking home from church? When you all catch this TRASH make sure to knuckle down on him and just put in your Use of Force Report that he resisted arrest.

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  • SandMan

    FPD should interview the crowd at “Wine Country”. They see who comes/goes down Washington St. This morning there were at least 15 in attendance!

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  • handkusp45

    Prayers for the lady and I hope the perp runs into a concealed carry permit holder.

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