Man charged in rape, beating

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Police on Sunday night arrested an Augusta man who was accused of raping, imprisoning and beating an Augusta woman last month.

Anthony Wayne Holden, 43, of the 200 block of Ellis Street, is charged with felony aggravated assault, possession of a knife during the commission of a crime and aggravated sodomy, according to Richmond County jail records.

Police say that on June 27 Mr. Holden burned a 21-year-old woman’s face with boiling water, stabbed her several times and raped her.

The victim suffered second-degree burns and required stitches to her body and staples to her head.

Mr. Holden was booked into jail at 10 p.m., according to jail records. He was being held without bond.

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