Winterville man charged with sexually assaulting wheelchair-bound disabled woman


William Oglesby

By Joe Johnson

A Winterville man this week was arrested for an alleged sexual assault on a handicapped woman who was confined to a wheelchair.

William Ogelsby, 44, of Cherokee Road was charged by the Oglethorpe County Sheriff’s Office with sexual battery and exploitation of a disabled adult.

According to sheriff’s Capt. Mike Tyndell, his agency received a complaint on July 30 that a transport driver had inappropriately touched a 27-year-old female passenger during an unscheduled stop while returning home from the Adult Day Care Center in Athens.

A follow up investigation by Sgt. Jimmy Jones concluded that the driver, Oglesby, “had in fact stopped at a school parking lot located on Fairground Road in Oglethorpe County and made inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with the passenger who suffers from cerebral palsy, a learning disability and is confined to a wheelchair.” Tyndell said.

Warrants were obtained for Oglesby’s arrest on Aug. 5, and four days later he turned himself in, according to Tyndell, who said Oglesby was subsequently released on bond.


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