Man convicted of rape, kidnapping

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009 4:30 PM
Last updated 5:47 PM
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A jury convicted a young Augusta man of rape, kidnapping and aggravated stalking charges this afternoon.

Jamal R. Staten, 20, was convicted of the crimes in Richmond County Superior Court for an Oct. 6 attack on a former girlfriend.

The young woman told the jury this week about how Mr. Staten, whom she met in high school while both were sophomores, became progressively more controlling and violent in their relationship.

Mr. Staten was charged with battery in April 2008 for allegedly beating the young woman after she broke off their relationship. During the October attack, Mr. Staten forced the victim to send text and voice messages indicating that she wanted to drop the battery charge against him.

Judge Carl C. Brown Jr., who presided over the three-day trial, will sentence Mr. Staten at a later date. He faces a minimum of 25 years in prison.

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enana031
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enana031 09/30/09 - 04:29 pm
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Hopefully this scum bag will

Hopefully this scum bag will be on the receiving end of violent behavior and rape where he is headed!

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Fiat_Lux 09/30/09 - 04:48 pm
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I hope that young woman gets

I hope that young woman gets every bit of help she needs to recover from ever having met this worthless waste of life. Every penny he earns for the rest of his miserable life should belong to her. We can only hope his life is nasty, brutish and short.

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Queen4842 09/30/09 - 06:20 pm
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Ya know if jail was as bad as

Ya know if jail was as bad as all of you seem to think then no one would want to go there. It seems to me that what you are proposing too happen to this monster probably won't. No he will more then likely find someone's young son in prison for simple drug charges and beat and rape him for as long as he pleases. Because we all know that if the BS was true then no sane male in America would do anything that would send them there. DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!

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KSL 09/30/09 - 08:46 pm
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This makes me wonder what has

This makes me wonder what has happened to the self respect and self esteem that women should have. I attended all womens' colleges in the middle to late 60's. It was probably the best time to attend. No false indoctrination by NOW. No diminishing of the idea of our worth. Consequently, even as a caseworker, I have had a problem with women who put up with this kind of abuse.

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KSL 09/30/09 - 08:47 pm
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My point is that there is

My point is that there is some very sorry parenting going on to raise a female child who would tolerate this behavior.

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