A man arrested and charged with rape remains in the Henry County Jail with a $50,000 bond.
Timothy Wayne Nicholson appeared before Henry County Magistrate Court Judge Robert Godwin on Wednesday.
Nicholson, of McDonough, also is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and furnishing, purchasing, and possession of alcoholic beverages by persons below legal age.
The incident took place on May 28, around 4 a.m., at a house in Hampton, according to the arrest warrant.
“The accused, Timothy Nicholson, did purchase and furnished a large amount of liquor to a minor,” according to the arrest warrant. “Once the juvenile was intoxicated, he did engage in non-consensual sex with the minor, forcibly and against her will. The juvenile managed to leave the residence with a 5-year-old child, did go to a neighbor’s house at approximately 4:15 a.m., and requested help.”
In March 2001, Nicholson, 30, began serving 10 years in the Sumter County Correctional Institution for two counts of armed robbery. The charges were filed by the Byron Police Department. He was released from prison in 2011, according to Hampton Police Detective Art Sparks.
Last year, Nicholson was arrested and booked into the Henry County Jail on Sept. 25, and charged with battery. He was released from the county jail Oct. 20, on an $800 bond, according to jail records.
Godwin set the $50,000 bond for the recent charges filed by Hampton Police Department and bound the case over to Henry County Superior Court.