Arrest made in Rape Case

Press Release
6/12/2017

Madison Bridges, Community Information Specialist
Statesboro Police Department
25 West Grady Street
Statesboro, Georgia 30458

The Statesboro Police Department made an arrest in a case of Rape.

On 6/07/17 at approximately 2:20 AM, the Statesboro Police Department was notified of a possible sexual assault that occurred at Coin Laundry, a local laundromat. Officers responded and determined through investigation that the victim had been raped and kidnapped. The victim was transported to East Georgia Regional Medical Center for evaluation and treatment.

The case was turned over to the Statesboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau and assigned to a detective. Through further investigation, Paul Houston was identified as the primary suspect. Statesboro Police Department detectives secured warrants for Houston’s arrest and began efforts to locate him.

The suspect turned himself in and was arrested without incident and transported to the Bulloch County Jail to await further court action.

The Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation.

Suspect
Paul Houston
50 years old
Male
Statesboro, GA

Charges
2 counts      Rape
2 counts      Kidnapping
2 counts      Aggravated Assault – Knife
2 counts      Possession of Firearm/Knife during the Commission of Felony

Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911. You may also anonymously submit information to www.tipsoft.com or by texting a tip to “TIPSSPD plus your message” to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential.

Media inquiries for this incident should be directed to:
Community Information Specialist Madison Bridges
madison.bridges@statesboroga.gov
912-764-9911

 

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