Police ask for any information regarding sexual assault report

Wanda English Burnett

According to information from Sheriff Tom Grills his office is investigating a report of a sexual assault involving a 19-year-old female.

The alleged assault happened Saturday night, January 9 near the Holton area, while the female was traveling along Hopewell Road. The female reported she had stopped to assist a stranded motorist when she was assaulted by a white male. He was operating a small, older black pickup truck.

The assault is currently under investigation by the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office, who is requesting anyone with information regarding the incident contact Detective/Sgt. Corky Houseworth or Sheriff Grills at 812-689-5558 or 689-5555.