Athens man charged with rape


Marvin Andrew Jenkins

By Joe Johnson

An Athens man was recently arrested for a rape that allegedly occurred three months ago.

The 52-year-old victim reported on March 11 that on that day and over the course of a year, she had been forcibly sodomized by Marvin Andrew Jenkins, 53, of College Avenue, according to an Athens-Clarke County police report.

The woman told the officer that Jenkins had recorded the acts on his phone, but the report noted that the officer could not tell if the pair engaged in consensual sex or not.

She alleged that “she was drugged into doing the acts,” and “was unconscious when sodomized by Marvin,” an officer wrote in the report.

Jenkins was not arrested at that time because the officer did not believe there was sufficient probable cause, and thought the March 11 incident was a battery on the woman by Jenkins because she did not want to have sex with him, the report noted.

However, after further investigation, police obtained a warrant charging Jenkins with rape and he was arrested the afternoon of June 2.

As of Tuesday, Jenkins continued to be detained at the county jail without bail being set.

Anyone who has been sexually assaulted or knows someone who has can contact The Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Children's Advocacy Center. The agency provides a range of free services to child and adult victims of sexual and physical abuse, including advocacy, referrals, counseling and support groups. The Cottage also maintains a 24-hour crisis and information hotline at (877) 363-1912. For more information visit www.northgeorgiacottage.org

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