Thursday, March 18, 2010
Man Accused of Raping Cousin in Augusta
A teenager has been charged with two counts of child molestation in connection with the rape of his first cousin in Augusta, according to a sheriff's report.
Michael Nasworthy, 19, allegedly had sex with the 14-year-old girl last April, but the victim and her family waited to report the crime, a report states.
According to a report, the victim was staying overnight with relatives when Mr. Nasworthy attacked her at 1:30 in the morning. The report alleges that Mr. Nasworthy "came over and forced himself on her by pulling her hair, taking her clothes off" and raping her.
The incident so devastated the victim that she did not immediately tell anyone and tried to overdose on medication, a report states. When the victim finally told her mother, they agreed to seek counseling for the girl before reporting it to authorities.
The mother reported the incident three weeks after she found out, and Mr. Nasworthy was arrested Wednesday, He remains in the Richmond County Detention Center under no bond.