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Assault with Intent to Commit a Sex Offense

Post Date:10/07/2014 12:37 PM




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DATE:                                    October 03, 2014                                                     


OFFENSE:                            PC 220(a)(1) – Assault With Intent to Commit a Sex Offense
                                                PC 236 – False Imprisonment

CR NUMBER:                      14-3997                    


DATE OF INCIDENT:         October 01, 2014     


VICTIM:                                 Jane Doe, 18 year old Nevada resident   


SUSPECT:                           CARSON, Franklin, 38 year old Nevada resident


CASE AGENT:                    Officer Michael Cardenas




On October 01, 2014, at approximately 2150 hours, Barstow Police Officers responded to the 1600 block of East Main Street regarding a report of a sexual assault. Officer Cardenas responded to the scene and contacted the victim.


Jane Doe told officers that she was visiting with a male subject, whom she had recently met, in a motel room located in the 1600 block of East Main Street, when he forced himself upon her and began touching her in a sexual manner against her will. Jane Doe was able to push the suspect off of her and flee the motel room on foot. Jane Doe then ran to Starbuck’s, located at 1620 East Main Street, for help. The victim was able to provide officers with a description of the suspect.


As officers checked the area, Officer Cardenas located the suspect as he exited a gas station in the area. The man was identified as Franklin Carson. Jane Doe positively identified Franklin Carson as the man who sexually assaulted her.  Carson was placed under arrest and transported to the Barstow Police Department.  


Officers conducted witness interviews on scene and collected additional evidence related to the investigation.


Franklin Carson was booked at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Barstow Jail for the listed chargers.   


On October 3, 2014, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office filed the following charges on Franklin Carson: PC 664/261(A)(2) – Attempt Forcible Rape and PC 236- False Imprisonment. 


Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Officer Michael Cardenas at the Barstow Police Department at 760-256-2211. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the WE-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.  


Albert S. Ramirez Jr.                                         

Chief of Police



Andrew Espinoza Jr.

Detective Sergeant

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