The Gore man arrested for rape earlier this week is free on a $50,000 bond. 23 year old Joseph Randall Scoggins turned himself in to authorities earlier this week on charges that he raped a 19 year old woman in Lyerly.
According to Chattooga County Sheriffs Department investigators, Scoggins was at the young woman’s house when he approached her and began to aggravate her. She asked him to stop and he refused, picking her up and carrying her into a bedroom where he is alleged to have forced himself on her.
Earlier this year Chattooga County investigators reportedly caught the 23 year old man with a 15 year old girl in a pasture, kissing. Scoggins was charged for child molestation in that incident and released on a $45,000 bond for the molestation charge.