December 8, 2021

Franklin motel manager charged with raping a guest

(Franklin, GA) — A Franklin motel manager is facing sexual assault charges after allegedly raping a guest of the establishment.

Manubhai Kantilal Patel (Photo: FPD)

63-year-old Manubhai Kantilal Patel is charged with Rape, Sexual Battery, and Criminal Trespass related to an incident that occurred after midnight on July 10, 2021.

According to a report by the Franklin Police Department, the adult female victim stated that Patel entered her room at the Hilltop Inn using a master key prior to the alleged assault.

As of Friday afternoon, Patel remains in the Heard County jail without bond.

The Hilltop Inn (formerly the Chattahoochee Motel) is located at 990 Franklin Parkway.

Stay tuned to for further details as they become available.



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