Man charged with rape

by Wes Mayer

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Benjamin Jordan North, 19, was charged with rape Thursday.


A Newnan man was charged with rape Thursday after the victim accused him of threatening and sexually assaulting her.

Officer Jody Stanford with the Newnan Police Department responded to the 911 call from the victim around 3:24 p.m. and spoke to the victim on scene. The victim said her former live-in boyfriend, Benjamin Jordan North, 19, came to her home around 1:45, and woke her up holding a box-cutter to her throat.

The victim said North threatened to kill her and hit her in the shoulder, back, hips and face with a clos e d fist, Stanford said. The victim said North forced her into the bedroom and sexually assaulted her, then cooked some food in the kitchen, changed clothes and left.

Emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and transported the victim to the hospital. The case was turned over to Sgt. Jim Beneke, who later interviewed the victim and said he noticed a small cut to the bridge of the victim's nose, and she appeared to be moving stiffly like she was sore.

Shortly after the victim called 911, North was found driving on West Washington Street in Newnan and was taken into custody. After interviewing North, Beneke charged him with battery and rape, and he was transported to the Coweta County Jail.



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