LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington police arrested a Junction City man Sunday after they say he kidnapped and raped a woman after offering her a ride when her car broke down.
Authorities say 45-year-old Franklin Scott Faulkner was expected to be arraigned Monday afternoon on charges including first-degree rape, kidnapping and intimidating a participant in a legal process.
Police arrested Faulkner about 12:20 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of Leestown Road and Citation Boulevard.
Police say that’s where Faulkner offered a ride Sunday to a woman who was having car trouble. Authorities said that after she got into his vehicle, Faulkner forced the woman into some nearby woods where he allegedly sexually assaulted her.
The woman made it back to her car, and that’s when an off-duty Fayette County animal control officer stopped to see if she needed help. The woman stayed with him until police arrived and Faulkner was taken into custody.
The animal control officer didn’t want his name publicized, but colleagues say they’re not surprised he stopped to help someone.
“He is an amazing person,” said Lt. Jai Hamilton. “He’d help anybody, any animal, anyone in trouble.”
Faulkner also is facing charges of second-degree mischief, obscuring the identity of a machine worth $10,000 or more and possession of marijuana.
He was being held in the Fayette County Detention Center.