Thursday, 08 February 2018 10:11

Augusta rape charges end in arrest of Franklin man Featured

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AUGUSTA - A man from Franklin is accused of raping a woman in Augusta.

Brandon Deraps, 26, was arrested Tuesday following a police investigation.


The alleged victim said she became sick in October following a night of drinking at a local bar.


She said she had just met Deraps that night, but allowed him to give her a ride to her motel room when he offered. That's where she claims he sexually assaulted her and threatened her with harm if she fought his efforts.


According to the Morning Sentinel, Deraps denies the allegations.


He made his first court appearance Wednesday on gross sexual assault charges. His bail was set at $5,000.