Suspect charged in second Franklin rape

Published 3:30 pm Monday, July 29, 2013

FRANKLIN—Tremaine M. Porter, 26, was formally charged Monday morning in connection with a Washington Street burglary and rape, said Lt. Tim Whitt, spokesman for the Franklin Police Department.



Porter, 26, last known address 305 Edwards St., Apt. A, in Franklin, was arrested in Suffolk on July 24 in connection with a rape and abduction of a juvenile victim, which occurred on July 23.

The suspect reportedly led the 17-year-old victim to the back of an apartment complex on Tuesday evening, where he allegedly abducted and raped her by force.

The next morning, July 24, he is alleged to have forced entry through a back door of a Washington Street location and sexually assaulted the 48-year-old resident.

Franklin police were led to information on the rape of the juvenile victim while investigating the Washington Street rape and burglary.

Porter is being detained in the Western Tidewater Regional Jail without bond.