Athens police investigating three rapes that allegedly occurred over the past week


By Joe Johnson

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is investigating three alleged rapes that reportedly occurred over the past week.

According to Lt. Shaun Barnett, the department’s public information officer, two of the alleged rapes occurred in the 2300 block of West Broad Street on June 26 and Thursday, and they involved the same 21-year-old victim and a suspect known to her.

The second alleged rape occurred either late Friday or early Saturday, when a 56-year-old woman reported that she was raped by an unknown Hispanic male, Barnett said.

“The male was supposed to give the victim a ride to a location from a gas station,” the officer said, but the “suspect produced a firearm and pointed it at the victim. The suspect took the victim to a wooded area and raped her. The suspect also took the victim's cash”

The exact incident location was not immediately known to police, according to Barnett.

The first of this trio of alleged sexual assaults occurred one day before Quinntylis Demarcus Teasley, 20, of Athens, was charged with rape and two counts each of armed robbery and aggravated assault. In an incident two days before near downtown Athens involving two female victims in their early 20s.