Laurel County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Attempted Sexual Assault

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The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an attempted sexual assault reported at 10:35 PM on Wednesday night. Deputies were dispatched to St. Joseph Hospital in London to make contact with a female victim there.

Upon arrival, authorities learned that the victim had allegedly driven from a store in London and was traveling on KY 192 approximately 3 miles west of London when a car came up behind her at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was reportedly riding her bumper and activated red and white flashing lights.

The victim then pulled off of the roadway, where a male subject armed with a large hunting knife jumped in her back seat. According to the victim, the suspect forced her to drive into a nearby large hayfield where he attempted to sexually assault her. The male subject then forced her to drive back onto KY 192 toward London making her stop along the roadway where he got out to make a phone call.

The victim then sped away, driving herself to St. Joseph Hospital seeking medical attention. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a full-size silver or dark gray passenger car that had a red and white flashing light.

Anyone with any information regarding a possible suspect or suspect vehicle is asked to contact the Laurel County Sheriff’s office at 606-864-6600. Information will be strictly confidential. The investigation is ongoing.