Opelika man charged with rape of 21-year-old woman

Sarah Robinson

Fitzgerald Hutchinson
Fitzgerald Hutchinson

A 51-year-old man was charged Tuesday with the rape of a 21-year-old woman attacked in Opelika near Avenue B., according to a press release from authorities.

Fitzgerald Hutchinson faces first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy stemming from the incident. He was booked into the Lee County Jail, where he awaits bond, authorities said.

The United States Marshal’s Service in Macon County took Hutchinson into custody at 12 p.m. Tuesday on arrest warrants signed Feb. 3 and 4., police Capt. Shane Healey said.

Further details concerning the sexual assault aren't available, officials said in the release.

— Sarah is a crime & safety reporter at The Ledger-Enquirer. You can contact her on Twitter at @SarahR_92.