By Joe Johnson
A violent Athens sexual predator was recently sentenced to life in pris
on without parole.
Charlie William Jordan, 39, formerly of Wynter court, was convicted of human trafficking, rape, aggravated assault and other offenses following a trial last month in Clarke County Superior Court.
Officials said that Jordan used force, threats and drugs to coerce a woman into prostituting herself for him.
Athens-Clarke County police said they initiated an investigation last August when a local hospital contacted them to report a rape victim was being treated there.
Investigators identified Jordan as the suspect and he was arrested in September, according to police.
A grand jury subsequently charged Jordan with rape, aggravated assault, aggravated sodomy, aggravated sexual battery, pandering by compulsion and four counts of trafficking of persons for sexual servitude, according to court records.
The indictment stated that Jordan raped, beat and choked the victim and also transported her to locations where people paid Jordan cash or drugs to have sex with the 30-year-old victim.
A Clarke County jury on May 10 convicted Jordan on all charges except aggravated sexual battery.
Superior Court Judge Lawton Stephens sentenced Jordan to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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 victims of sexual and physical abuse, including medical accompaniment, advocacy, referrals, counseling and support groups. The Cottage also maintains a 24- hour crisis and information hotline at (877) 363-1912