A 51-year-old Columbus man faces charges of rape and child molestation after Columbus police were called to a Torch Hill Road apartment early today.
Otis Pugh Sr. is accused of the rape and molestation of a 13-year-old girl between 11:30 p.m. Sunday and 12:12 a.m. today, reports state.
According to police, two officers responded to Eagles Trace Apartments early this morning about a possible sexual assault. They met with the girl, her mother and the suspect.
The girl and mother said the suspect raped the 13-year-old. The girl was taken to a hospital. The suspect, who had a knife cut on his left shoulder, was taken by police to The Medical Center. He was treated and then taken to the Muscogee County Jail, police said.
Pugh’s Columbus Recorder’s Court hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. Tuesday, reports state.