Woodbridge Man Charged with Rape and Robbery
Fairfax County Police Department
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January 2, 2013
Police Charge Woodbridge Man With Rape and Robbery
Franconia Police District – Police charged a 24-year-old Woodbridge man with two counts of armed robbery and two counts of forcible rape following an incident at a Springfield area hotel.
Police responded to the Extended Stay Hotel, 6800 Metropolitan Center Drive for a report of a man brandishing a gun at around 6 p.m. January 1. Officers tracked down the suspect and apprehended him as he attempted to elude them.
Joshua T. Franklin, of 14743 Alabama Avenue reportedly met up with two women at the hotel after arranging the meeting through an online service. Franklin allegedly produced a gun, sexually assaulted both women and ordered them to engage in sex acts.
The women, ages 18 and 25, did not require medical attention.
Police are investigating whether similar cases in other jurisdictions may be linked.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.