Homeless 19-year-old accused of raping woman in Norfolk


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A 19-year-old man is accused of raping a 55-year-old woman in Ocean View.

Police were called to the 9600 block of 8th Bay Street just before midnight on November 3 for the report of a sexual assault that had just occurred.

The victim told officers that a man she only knew as “Joseph” had just assaulted her in the 3000 block of E. Ocean View Avenue.

The investigation led police to 19-year-old Joseph Sheets, who is listed as homeless. He was arrested and charged with rape, abduction, strangulation and assault and battery.

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