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Man charged with rape pleads guilty to felony aggravated assault
Sentenced to 170 to 190 days to serve, 10 years probation
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Nathaniel Lee Wilcox - photo by Courtesy BCSO

In a plea bargain, a man arrested in May on rape charges pled guilty Nov. 13, a day before a pending trial, to felony aggravated assault.

Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Catherine Findley said Nathaniel Lee Wilcox, 26, was indicted by a Bulloch County Grand Jury and arrested in May regarding a rape reported to have happened two years before.

Wilcox was arrested in Alpharetta, but his last known address is Vernon Williams Road in Hazlehurst, according to documents procured from the Bulloch County Clerk of Courts office.

Findley told the Statesboro Herald the alleged July 2016 incident occurred at an undisclosed location in Bulloch County.

The indictment, which lists Region 5 GBI Special Agent Charles Sullenger as the prosecutor, stated Wilcox “did have carnal knowledge of” a female victim “fully and forcibly against her will.”

According to the Gwinnett County Clerk of Courts website (gwinettcourts.com), Wilcox also faced charges in that county in February 2017 for possession, distribution, manufacture or sale of marijuana/controlled substances and giving false information.

As a result of the plea bargain, Wilcox was sentenced to 10 years of probation, with 170 to 190 days to serve in a detention center. He must also pay a $2,000 fine, he is banned from the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, and he must have no contact with the victim or her family, Findley said.

 

Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.  

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