The Summit County Sheriff's Office today announced a warrant has been issued for 42-year-old Raymond C. Gates, of Boston Heights. The charge is first-degree felony rape.

A press release from the sheriff's office states deputies responded to a Northfield Center residence Nov. 11, 2016, in response to a report of a disoriented elderly female. The caller stated an elderly female was knocking on the rear door of the her residence. It was further reported that the female was barefoot and unable to communicate.

The female was identified and transported to the Cleveland Clinic for medical evaluation. The female was unable to communicate with medical staff or with detectives from the Sheriff’s Office. 

The subsequent investigation revealed the female victim had been sexually assaulted.

The release states Gates was charged and a warrant was issued for his arrest on Feb. 10.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should contact the Summit County Sheriff’s Detective Bureau at 330-643-2131.