Case Closed - Media Release #2084, Rape/Kidnapping Investigations, Unknown Suspect – Northumberland and Columbia Counties, PA



CASE CLOSED - Law Enforcement has made an arrest in this case. CASE CLOSED 

The Pennsylvania State Police, Troop F, Milton and Troop F, Stonington in cooperation with local and federal partners, are investigating a recent sexual assault that occurred in April of 2017.  We believe this assault may be related to a series of incidents spanning over several years within Northumberland and Columbia Counties involving the sexual assault, or attempted sexual assault of female victims.  Victims are confronted during the early morning hours inside their residence.  The offender entered the residences through doors or windows.  The victims were restrained during these assaults and in some cases the victims were transported from their residence and assaulted at a separate location.  Investigation suggests the offender may have observed his victims for a period of time prior to each of the attacks.  The unknown suspect is described as a white male, 5’6”-5’9”, average build, and between 25-35 years of age.  Law enforcement believe that he may have access to multiple vehicles.  

The Pennsylvania State Police encourages citizens to be vigilant in securing your residences and to be aware of their surroundings.  Citizens are asked to report unusual or unfamiliar persons, vehicles, or activities.  The most recent incident occurred on April 23, 2017, in Jackson Township, Northumberland County.  The unknown suspect appears to be familiar with the area and may have ties to the community. 

We strongly encourage anyone with information to come forward as every lead will be thoroughly investigated regardless of how insignificant the information may seem as law enforcement can rule out innocent persons.  Anyone who believes they may have knowledge of this individual, these activities, or other similar incidents are encouraged to contact the Pennsylvania State Police Milton Station at 570-524-2662 or the Pennsylvania State Police Stonington Station at 570-286-5601. 

WHAT YOU CAN DO:  If you have any information on this crime, call Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers Toll Free at 1-800-4PA-TIPS.  All callers remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH REWARD for information that lead to an arrest of the unknown suspect responsible for these sexual assaults.
All information is accurate as of Release Date.   

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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