Martinez man granted bond on rape charge

A judge granted a bond Thursday for a Martinez man arrested nearly two years after a teen first claimed he raped her.

The Superior Court judge granted Michael James O'Grady Jr., 43, of West Lake Drive, a $75,000 bond . He was released from the Columbia County Detention Center on Thursday .

A then-17-year-old reported the alleged rape, but opted not to prosecute at the time, Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said. Now 19, she changed her mind and wants to press charges, Morris said.