Press Release from Albemarle County Police Department:

On April 16, 2019, detectives with the Albemarle County Police Department arrested 18-year-old Alex Franklin Hovey of Faber, Virginia in connection with three recent sexual assault incidents that occurred in Albemarle County.

Hovey is accused of assaulting one woman near the Pantops Shopping Center this past February, and two women in April; one near Albemarle Square and another in Covesville. The Albemarle County Police have charged Hovey with the following criminal offenses:

1. Two separate Class 1 Misdemeanor counts of 18.2-67.4- Sexual Battery

2. One Felony count of 18.2-67.3- Aggravated Sexual Battery

Hovey is currently being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail without bond. These investigations are ongoing and anyone with information regarding these incidents, or Alex Hovey, is encouraged to contact Detective Chuck Marshall with the Albemarle County Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at 434-296-5807.