Suspect held in Franklin County rape, assault case

Tri-City HeraldSeptember 5, 2013 

— A 36-year-old man allegedly raped and assaulted a woman Thursday morning after he broke into her Franklin County home, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

Cristobal Garibay forced his way into the house on the 900 block of Sagehill Road through a window, Det. Lee Barrow said. Once inside, Garibay reportedly choked and sexually assaulted the woman.

Juveniles in the house were able to call the sheriff’s office, Barrow said. Garibay was arrested around 9:30 a.m. as he tried to flee the house through a back door.

Personal property of the victim was found on Garibay following his arrest, Barrow said.

The woman suffered minor injuries from the attack, Barrow said.

Garibay was booked into the Franklin County jail. He is on a 72-hour investigative hold while prosecutors decide whether to file charges.

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