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Suspect in custody for rape

Published 8:52am Thursday, July 25, 2013

While investigating a burglary and rape that occurred on Washington Street, police discovered a second sexual assault victim, which occurred Tuesday evening, and later made an arrest.

Porter

Tremaine M. Porter, 26, last known address 305 Edwards Street, Apt. A, in Franklin, was arrested in connecting with the second sexual assault, and the Franklin Police Department suspects he is involved in the burglary and rape, as well, said Lt. Timothy Whitt, spokesman for the Franklin Police Department.

In the second sexual assault, the suspect led the juvenile victim to the back of an apartment complex on Tuesday evening, where he allegedly abducted and raped her by force.

Information was obtained that Porter was staying at a residence in Suffolk, and with the assistance of the Suffolk Police Department, warrants were served on him at the 7600 block of Harvest Drive. Porter was taken into custody without incident Wednesday night.

Porter has yet to be charged with the Washington Street burglary and rape, but based on information, police believe him to be responsible, said Whitt.

At approximately 5:30 a.m., an individual forced entry through a back door and sexually assaulted the 48-year-old 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.

Whitt said police had worked all day constantly on identifying and apprehending the suspect.

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.

 

  • JOHN

    What a piece of S**t hope he Dies in prison.

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  • spoiled2013

    Oh yeah good thing cops have the real evidence as I’m reading it he is a suspect has not been charged. People in Franklin crack me up its a small town everyone knows everyone…everyone is in other people business.

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    • employee2

      Would you rather that criminals get away with their crimes? I could care less who knows what I do as I am not breaking any laws.

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  • chilimac72

    So two people on here know this guy, one says he did not do it, the other says he looks like a rapist and tried this with her. Good thing the cops have to use real evidence.

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  • spoiled2013

    Innocent till proven guilty I’ve known him for a long time and he would never do anything like that…I’m very confused about the whole situation if you are being threatened or sexually assaulted why not scream for help why wait the next day!!!!

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    • 2short2tall

      No I never said he tried to rape me. He always tried to holla at me knowin I have a man. And got mad cause I said no so he spreads rumors around town. Everyone knows he did it. He always been nasty. And it is in him to do it.

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  • 2short2tall

    Sad thing is I know them personally and I know him. But he is nasty always have been. And the sad thing is he a has a daughter that’s 8 smh. When u look at him u can tell he is a rapist. He always tried to mess with me but I told him to leave me alone

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    • chilimac72

      Please someone explain to me that I am reading this comment wrong…

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  • Mr. M

    Great job FPD!!! Don’t forget to knuckle down on him!!!

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  • handkusp45

    If he is put on trial and found guilty I say put him away for life with no possibility of parole. Don’t let him ruin any more lives.

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