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.
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Pugh’s Columbus Recorder’s Court hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. Tuesday, reports state.