Former flea market owner arrested for sexually raping his underaged family member

by jovan1984

Ex-flea market owner arrested for raping 13-year-old family member

AUGUSTA, GA — The ex-owner of the South Augusta Flea Market is in jail this weekend, charged with raping one girl in his family for seven years.

The alleged victim wrote in a statement to deputies that Rhodes started making sexual and lewd comments to her when she was 6-years-old (in 2006), and started raping and molesting her when she was 8-years-old (in 2009). She also claims he pointed a gun at her.

Harold Eugene “Dusty” Rhodes, 78, of Augusta, was arrested and charged with rape (one count), non-aggravated child molestation (one count), aggravated child molestation (three counts). He was still at the Augusta-Richmond County Detention Center.

There is a question as to whether this rapist will get to trial. After all, as the article and post tells you, this rapist is 78, which means he is on borrowed time.

Let’s hope this victim gets the justice she deserves before he dies.

[WJBF-DT News Channel 6]

Charleston man murders girlfriend, then buys beer with her card

CHARLESTON — A Charleston man was arrested after someone detected him using his girlfriend’s credit card after strangling her to death.

Charleston Police Department detectives were called out to the victim’s apartment at The Palms Apartments on Thursday around 12:30 p.m. Officers reportedly found the victim’s body on the living room floor next to a cleaned-out purse.

An autopsy revealed the victim was strangled, and records state she was murdered on Tuesday.

Witnesses saw the suspect leaving the apartment around the time of the murder. He was heavily intoxicated.

Further records show that the victim had filed domestic violence charges several times against the suspect.

The victim’s credit card was stolen and used several times after her death, and surveillance video shows the suspect using the card to buy beer at a convenience store on Friday, three days after the woman was slain.

David Reagan, 55, was arrested Friday by the Charleston Police Department and charged with murder. He is at the Charleston County Detention Center.

This is yet another grisly reminder for victims of abuse to come up with an exit plan out of their abusive relationships.

If you are a resident of Berkeley, Charleston or Dorchester counties and you are in an abusive relationship, call The Family Violence Treatment Center in North Charleston at 843-745-9111.

[WCSC-DT Live 5 News]