Aggravated sexual battery suspect wanted

Published 9:21 am Thursday, December 24, 2020

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Franklin police are seeking the whereabouts of man accused of touching children inappropriately.

Sgt. Scott Halverson, agency spokesman, said that at 4:29 p.m. on Dec. 18, the communications center got a complaint of an adult touching a child inappropriately in the 1600 block of Dorchester Street. An investigation was initiated and determined that there were two juvenile victims. Police have identified Lavale Vinyard of Franklin as the suspect.

Warrants are on file for aggravated sexual battery, prostitution and indecent liberties with children. If you know the whereabouts of this suspect please call the Franklin Police Department at 757-562-8575, or Franklin Crime Solvers at 757-562-8599. You can remain anonymous and collect a reward of up to $1,000.