Man charged with Grovetown rape

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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