Augusta woman reports rape by prospective landlord

An Augusta woman told deputies Thursday that a man locked her inside his house and raped her several times in front of his wife, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The woman said the rape happened between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday at the man’s Crawford Avenue residence, according to the report.

She told the sheriff’s office that she had gone to inquire about renting a room from the man. When asked why she didn’t report the incident until Thursday, the woman, who is 47, told officers she wasn’t sure what to do. She told deputies she was hurting, and had taken pain medication and slept all day.

According to the report, she had several cuts and scrapes on her mouth and nose, which she told deputies were a result of having her mouth held shut. The woman was transported to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital emergency room.

No charges have been filed.

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