Evans Teen Accused Of Raping His Great-Aunt
A 16-year-old Evans teen is accused of raping his great-aunt. Richmond County investigators say the woman is mentally disabled and cannot speak.
"It's a case you don't see every day. That's what makes the case disturbing," said Sgt. Richard Roundtree, Richmond County Sheriff's Office.
16-year-old Michael Hawes is accused of raping his 54-year-old great-aunt. Investigators say she's mentally disabled and can't speak. Officers say Hawes came to the woman's home while she was alone Monday evening and assaulted her.
"We find most people who are sexually assaulted are assaulted by someone they are acquainted with but it's not often that family members are the perpetrators and that's why this case is unique," said Roundtree.
Investigators say Hawes will be charged as an adult. He could be sentenced up to 20 years in prison if convicted. He's scheduled for a bond hearing Wednesday.
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