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Manitowoc sex offender facing charges after holding woman at knifepoint, sexually assaulting her

WFRV-- Manitowoc police identified the suspect as 59-year-old Jeffrey Gove, a sex offender living in Manitowoc.

Gove faces charges of first degree sexual assault with a dangerous weapon for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman on the south side of Manitowoc late Tuesday night.

He was arrested Wednesday after a 20-year-old woman told police she had been taken against her will at knife-point in the 1100 block of South Tenth Street and sexually assaulted by a man she did not know.

A judge ordered Gove held on a $50,000 cash bond.

 

ORIGINAL:

WFRV-- On July 5th, 2017 at approximately 12:30 AM, Manitowoc Police received a report of a possible sexual assault that occurred at knife point on the South side of town. The adult victim stated that they were approached by an adult male suspect around 9:30 PM on July 4th.

The suspect held a knife to the stomach of the victim and led the victim to a location behind a nearby business. The suspect sexually assaulted the victim and led the victim away from the scene. Through speaking with the victim, the victim was able to lead police to the location of the assault.

While Officers were on scene processing evidence, they were approached by a male subject, later positively identified as the suspect. The suspect was questioned and arrested for 1st Degree Sexual Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. The suspect was then held at the Manitowoc County Jail pending a bail hearing.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Manitowoc Police Department at 920-686-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 920-683-4466. Anyone with information may remain anonymous.

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