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Augusta man arrested in burglary, rape

Monday, May 14, 2012 12:14 PM
Last updated Tuesday, May 15, 2012 1:40 AM
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An Augusta man has been charged after the burglary and rape of a 20-year-old woman Saturday.

Richmond County sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Carrier said authorities were called to Second Avenue about 4:30 a.m. Saturday after a man broke into the victim’s home and raped her.

Police said the victim recognized the rapist as a man often seen in the neighborhood and identified him to officers.

Benjamin Jenkins, 31, of Barry Drive, was found with more than 30 1-gram packs of marijuana tucked into his underwear.

Jenkins was charged with burglary, rape and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

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itsanotherday1 05/14/12 - 01:02 pm
Add the charge of

Add the charge of unadulterated stupidity. Frankly, I'm glad he was since it made his capture so much easier.

InChristLove 05/14/12 - 02:22 pm
I'm truly sorry for this

I'm truly sorry for this young woman's suffering but can not help but puzzle at the fact he had 30 packs of marijuana stuffed into his underwear. I don't think I'd want to smoke something after it's been in some fellow's draws, packaged or not. Yuk!

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