Monday, July 17, 2017

Reward Offered for Info on Attempted Sexual Assault of Teenager in Utica

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in an attempted sexual assault in Utica.  The Licking County Sheriff’s Office reports, on June 15 at around 2:40 a.m., a 17-year-old girl was sleeping at her home on Wells Avenue, when a man entered her bedroom, held her down and attempted to sexually assault her.  The teenager began screaming and the man left the room.  The suspect was wearing a dark colored or black bandana over his face. 

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888 or 1-888-488-9058. A special coding system protects the identity of the caller but allows for the reward to be issued at a later time.    

Crime Stoppers also takes calls from persons with information about any felony. Information leading to the arrest and indictment of a felony suspect could qualify the caller for a reward as determined by the Crime Stoppers’ Board. Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization. Reward money comes from private individuals, businesses, and foundations that see Crime Stoppers as an integral tool in the community’s fight against crime. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to: Licking County Crime Stoppers, Inc., P.O. Box 304, Newark, OH 43058-0304.