Franklin police looking for suspect in rape, home invasion

Published 12:03 pm 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.