Virginia teen arrested for multiple sexual assaults

Virginia teen arrested for multiple sexual assaults
(Source: WTOC)

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VA (WCAV) - Albemarle County Police have arrested a teenager suspected of multiple sexual assault incidents.

On Tuesday, detectives with the Albemarle County Police Department arrested 18-year-old Alex Franklin Hovey of Faber, Virginia in connection with three recent sexual assault incidents that occurred in Albemarle County.

Hovey is accused of assaulting one woman near the Pantops Shopping Center this past February, and two women in April; one near Albemarle Square and another in Covesville.

Hovey is charged with two counts of Misdemeanor Sexual Battery and one Felony count of Aggravated Sexual Battery. He is currently being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail without bond.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Chuck Marshall with the Albemarle County Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at 434-296-5807.

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