Teen indicted for allegedly raping Athens woman twice on same day


Nicholas Taiye Gosier

By Joe Johnson

A grand jury this week indicted a 19-year-old male for allegedly raping a neighbor twice in one day last year.

Nicholas Taiye Gosier, who resided on Barnett Shoals Drive at the time, was charged with two counts of rape, first-degree burglary and kidnapping, according to the indictment filed Tuesday in Clarke County Superior Court.

Athens-Clarke County police said that on May 11, 2020 a 21-year-old woman invited Gosier into her home because she felt as though she and her neighbor were friends.

However, while at the woman’s apartment, Gosier allegedly had forcible sex against her will on a couch, according to police.

Gosier reportedly left the woman’s home but returned four hours later, let himself in through the front door without knocking, then carried the victim to an upstairs bedroom and raped her a second time.

The indictment notes the woman told Gosier “No” prior to being raped.

Gosier was arrested on warrants about two months later in Athens-Clarke County Magistrate Court, where he was being arraigned on traffic charges.

He was released from the county jail on Aug. 1 2020, upon posting a $25,000 surety bond, and on May 17 of this year he filed a change of address to a residence in Cairo, court records indicate.

Gosier is scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 21.

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