Police believe Richmond rape suspect is hiding out with friends

Defrederick Young, Jr., 34, of the 1600 block of North 28th Street

Defrederick Young, Jr., 34, of the 1600 block of North 28th Street

RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond Police detectives are searching for a suspect they said committed a sexual assault in July.

Defrederick Young, Jr., 34, of the 1600 block of North 28th Street, is wanted for the rape of someone known to him, police said.

“We believe Young is being sheltered; being helped by others,” said Major Crime Lieutenant Donald Davenport. “They need to know that they can be charged with harboring a fugitive.”

Young is described as a black male, 5’ 09” tall, weighing approximately 160 pounds. He has tattoos on both of his arms and his neck.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Kristie Reed at (804) 646-6870. Citizens can contact Crime Stoppers by calling 780-1000, online at http://www.7801000.com or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip.