SMITHFIELD – Following a lengthy investigation, Smithfield Police have arrested a suspect in the assault of a female employee inside a business last year. On July 22, 2020, the victim who was 17 years-old at the time, told police she was working at Dunkin’ Donuts at 1006 N. Brightleaf Boulevard when she was assaulted.
The victim told police a co-worker had forced her to perform a sex act on him. The alleged incident occurred earlier that month.
After investigating the case, police obtained warrants against 19 year-old Giovanny Chevez Hernandez of Benson. He was located July 11, 2021 and arrested on a felony warrant for second-degree forcible sex offense and two misdemeanor warrants for simple assault and sexual battery.
Hernandez was held on a $150,000 bond at the Johnston County Jail.
Hernandez is no longer employed by the business. We reached out to Dunkin’ Donuts for a comment. They did not respond.