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Man charged with first degree rape

Published 6:01am Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Franklin County man was arrested last week after being accused of forcibly raping a woman at her home.
Richard Edward Agee, Jr., 26, of Russellville, was charged with first-degree rape, Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver said.
According to Oliver, deputies received a call from the victim on Feb. 17 stating she needed law enforcement to come with her to her home because she suspected an acquaintance of hers might be waiting for her at her house.
Oliver said when the deputies arrived at the victim’s residence, she asked them to wait outside while she went into the home to make sure no one else was there.
“After a few minutes, she came back outside and told the deputies everything seemed fine and they could leave,” Oliver said.
“But they continued to patrol the area for a short time after that.”
Oliver said the sheriff’s office later received a report from the victim stating Agee had appeared at her residence about 20 minutes after the deputies had left.
“She said he had walked two miles to her residence but the deputies had not seen him on the road before or after they visited her home,” Oliver said.
He said investigators believe Agee was already in the home and wasn’t spotted by the victim when she searched her home the first time.
Oliver said the victim stated Agee forcibly raped her before leaving the residence.
After the report was made, investigators brought Agee in for questioning and official charges were filed last Tuesday.
Agee is currently being held without bond pending a probation revocation hearing from an aggravated child abuse charge he pled to in February of 2012.

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