The suspect had not been captured as of Tuesday night.
Local and state police are looking for a man they say kidnapped a woman at knifepoint and sexually assaulted her Tuesday afternoon in an Attleboro parking lot on Starkey Avenue. Those participating in the search, unsuccesful as of 6 p.m., included Norton and Attleboro police officers as well as state police K-9 units and a state police helicopter. The incident was reported at 1:30 p.m., prompting a three-hour search that took place in a wooded area behind Starkey Avenue and Lindsey Street. An Attleboro police press release states the 18-year-old woman told authorities she had been walking in an alley near the Municipal Parking Garage on Stanford Street when she was confronted by the suspect, described as a 5-foot, 8-inch to 5-foot, 9-inch …
The following information was supplied by the Norton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
On Feb. 10, Norton Police received a report from a female Wheaton College student that she was sexually assaulted while at the Sportsway Café, 57 W. Main St., Norton. The victim stated to police that on Feb. 2, she was at the Sportsway Café with friends when she was sexually assaulted by an employee of the establishment. The employee was working at the time of the incident. After an investigation by Norton police detectives, an arrest warrant was obtained through the Attleboro District Court for Paul Panaikas, 38, of Bay Street, Taunton. Panaikas was placed under arrest this morning in Easton by Norton police and transported to Norton Police Department. He was then transported to the Attleboro District Court for arraignment. Panaikas …