Suspect Arrested in Kidnap / Sexual Assault

Medford Police Dept.

On April 14, 2020 at 10:30am a female victim reported she had been abducted and sexually assaulted by an unknown male who threatened her with a knife.  The assault took place during daylight hours in the 3000 block of Crater Lake Avenue.

During the assault, the suspect stole the victim’s cell phone and debit card before fleeing the area on foot.

Investigators worked to identify the unknown assailant and a search of the crime scene provided evidence of the assault.

On April 15, 2020, detectives located video surveillance from a local business which visually identified the suspect as he attempted to use the victim’s debit card. Additional information from Jackson County Parole and Probation led investigators to a possible suspect who matched the victim’s description and the man identified in the surveillance video.

As detectives and officers searched for the suspect, a Medford Police Officer contacted Marc Alan Burnett, 65, on an unrelated call for service. Investigators responded and Burnett was transported to the Medford Police Department where he was interviewed and subsequently charged with the following crimes:
  • Kidnap 1st Degree
  • Robbery 1st Degree
  • Sexual Abuse 1st Degree
  • Sexual Penetration 1st Degree
  • Assault 2nd Degree
  • Identity Theft
Burnett was lodged at the Jackson County Jail and is being held on $957,050.00 bail.

Jail Photo