Home Harrisonburg woman reports being sexually assaulted by man at knifepoint
Cops & Courts, Local

Harrisonburg woman reports being sexually assaulted by man at knifepoint

Crystal Graham
child teen abuse
(© AungMyo – stock.adobe.com)

A woman reported being sexually assaulted by a man armed with a knife early Sunday morning in Harrisonburg.

The incident took place around 4:30 a.m. in the area of South Main Street and South Avenue, according to the Harrisonburg Police Department.

The male suspect is described as being approximately 5’5” tall. Additional descriptions of his appearance are unavailable at this time due to clothing obscuring other details in the dark, police said.

This remains an active investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

Anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in this area is encouraged to contact Detective Dove at (540) 437-2646 or Crime Solvers at (540) 574-5050.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.

Latest News

isaac mckneely
Basketball, Sports

Analysis: Tony Bennett is letting his Virginia team try to do more in transition

elijah gertrude
Basketball, Sports

Virginia Basketball Notebook: Tony Bennett on Elijah Gertrude, Jordan Minor

Virginia coach Tony Bennett and freshman combo guard Elijah Gertrude had agreed before the start of the season that Gertrude should redshirt this year so that he could focus on rehabbing his knee.

chesapeake bay
Climate, U.S. & World

Maryland moves to curb striped bass fishing in spring spawning season

Spurred by slumping striped bass reproduction in Maryland waters, the state Department of Natural Resources is moving to curtail fishing for the popular migratory species during its spawning run next spring.

earth globe
Climate

Roddy Scheer: How do enhanced geothermal power plants differ from regular geothermal?

climate change
Climate

Roddy Scheer: War is horrible, and it is no less so for the environment

earth
Politics

Tom H. Hastings: Guerrilla war in cities and other evolutionary missteps

veteran uniform
Politics

Robert C. Koehler: War does nothing but create the certainty of more war