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Police: Man arrested after sexual assault at gunpoint

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Rahkim Tashiem Franklin (Source: Forest City P.D) Rahkim Tashiem Franklin (Source: Forest City P.D)
FOREST CITY, NC (FOX Carolina) -

On Saturday morning, Forest City Police Officers were called to Rutherford Regional Hospital to investigate a possible sexual assault. 

According to police, the assault was reported to have taken place on May 13, during the early morning hours on Hill Street in Forest City. 

The report stated that the victim was sexually assaulted by a known subject with the use and/or threat of a firearm. 

Detectives were called to investigate the incident at the Hill Street location, where they collected evidence as a result of search warrants. 

After the search, Rahkim Tashiem Franklin was arrested on three counts of first degree sex offense, kidnapping, assault by pointing a gun, three counts of crimes against nature, and simple assault and communications of threats, said detectives. 

According to the Forest City P.D, Franklin remains in custody at the jail of the Rutherford County Sheriff's Dept. under a $700,000 bond. 

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