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Former Greenville resident charged with rape, sexual assault

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

A former Greenville resident is back in town, charged for multiple offenses of rape and sexual assault.

Greenville Police say 41-year-old Franklin D. Ward was located and arrested in Atlanta. He was brought back to Greenville on Wednesday.

Detectives say he committed multiple offenses of rape and sexual assault against a female acquaintance between January 2010 and December 2011.

The name of the victim is being withheld.

Ward is charged with 2 counts of Second Degree Rape and 1 count of Second Degree Sexual Offense.  He's in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond.

The investigation is still underway and additional arrests are possible.

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