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Man charged with Grovetown rape

Friday, May 11, 2012 1:08 AM
Last updated 1:13 AM
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A North Augusta man was charged Wednesday with rape following a family gathering in Grovetown last weekend.

Timothy Leighton Cook, 25, of the 700 block of McKenzie Street, is accused of raping a woman who had been “put to bed” at about 10 p.m. Sunday after becoming intoxicated, according to a Grovetown Police Department incident report.

The victim said she was asleep in the master bedroom and felt someone get into bed with her. She said she saw Cook remove her pants and begin to have sex with her. She told police that because she was very intoxicated, she could not move or tell anybody what was happening.

After Cook left the room, she walked to the back porch of the residence and told those outside that she had been raped by Cook.

A man talking to Cook on the back porch before the incident occurred said Cook walked inside the home to use the bathroom and returned five minutes later.

He said the woman came outside a minute later and told them what happened. He noticed she was wearing shorts and not the pants from earlier in the night. He went inside and saw her pants lying on the bed. The man then demanded that Cook leave his home.

At about 11:30 p.m., Cook left in a truck and was later arrested by authorities.

The woman was transferred to Doctors Hospital for a rape kit examination.

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Tots
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Tots 05/11/12 - 11:30 am
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It says two comments,but

It says two comments,but somebody at the Ac is not allowing comments to stay posted on this article..Please explain why?
No- rules were broken by either person making those comments..

Edit @11:29-I see a few things were changed....Whatever!!

Ashleyn1
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Ashleyn1 05/11/12 - 11:30 am
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Because

Said we attacked the victim.

Tots
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Tots 05/11/12 - 11:31 am
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That's crazy,time frames were

That's crazy,time frames were brought up...That's all..

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 05/11/12 - 11:43 am
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Victims are off limits

We allow very little criticism of victims in comments unless the police charge or implicate them in some way.

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Willow Bailey 05/11/12 - 11:47 am
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The reported story has a

The reported story has a place where fingers can point and question, no doubt. What we must keep in mind is that the account given is not complete and is written from a collection of statements. Something took place. No woman wants to go through this process without real cause.

Tots
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Tots 05/11/12 - 11:59 am
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Hi Willow@11:47-Your right

Hi Willow@11:47-Your right ,but i cain't say anything else..Not really>LOL....

imwatching
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imwatching 05/11/12 - 01:51 pm
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Censorship is just Censorship

The staffs comment "We allow very little criticism of victims in comments unless the police charge or implicate them in some way" is just another form of censorship. The "alleged" victim should be allowed no more rights than the "alleged" perpetrator. If the Chronicle does not want comments from both sides, then they should refrain from making it a story until "they" get enough facts that will allow a discussion to take place on a level playing field. He said...she said is fair... she said, she said or he said...he said is not.

Tots
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Tots 05/11/12 - 08:10 pm
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Tell it like it is "

Tell it like it is " imwatching"

Hi imwatching,that's what i believe, they should have done..Not sure who oversee's and edits these stories,but many should never be printed until more facts are presented..

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allhans 05/11/12 - 10:01 pm
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I think it is best to wait

I think it is best to wait until the rape kit examination is complete. Cases of this sort are often hard to prove.
I do agree with Willow though. A woman wouldn't subject herself to this without a good reason.

Tots
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Tots 05/11/12 - 11:19 pm
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Hi allhans, I -also said I

Hi allhans, I -also said I agree with Willow..
But you have to admit,sometimes people do strange things..
The Duke lacrosse rape/scandal comes to mind...Waiting for the rape kit examination was mentioned in my post but it was pulled...Glad you brought that up...

Retired Army
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Retired Army 05/11/12 - 11:22 pm
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I'll have to side with the

I'll have to side with the Chronicle on this but,(a favorite tool of editorialists world over)it does seem to me and others, that once a charge of improper sexual conduct of any kind is leveled in America, it suddenly becomes the alleged perpetrators burden to prove their innocence to the media and public, no matter how much we mouth "innocent until proven guilty".

Just too sensational in our sex obsessed society.

Ashleyn1
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Ashleyn1 05/16/12 - 10:09 am
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Imwatching...i agree.

Imwatching...i agree.

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