No threat of a serial rapist in Kingman

KINGMAN - Police are assuring area woman that there is not a serial rapist stalking victims on Stockton Hill Road.

Kingman Police Capt. Rusty Cooper said the rumor was most likely the result of bad information spread about two incidents that recently occurred.

The message being passed around on Facebook claimed that police were investigating three incidents in the last week of women knocked unconscious by a brick while walking along Stockton Hill Road before being sexually assaulted.

The message went on to say that the Kingman Daily Miner was aware of the incidents but was not reporting them to protect the victims.

Cooper said that there are no reports of anyone using a brick to knock women unconscious. He said police are investigating two incidents, including one that occurred in the early morning hours of July 14 near a bar on Stockton Hill Road. The 21-year-old woman in that case told police she was leaving the bar around 1:45 a.m. when she was followed by a man she knew who then sexually assaulted her. The suspect was identified and contacted but an arrest has not been made.

In the second incident, a 25-year-old woman reported being attacked and sexually assaulted by an unknown white male while she was walking near the 1900 block of Kino Avenue around 3:40 a.m. July 18.

The woman did not report the incident until 36 hours later, which has hindered the ability of investigators to identify and locate crucial evidence of a sexual assault, Cooper said. No arrest has been made in that case.