A Statham man was charged last week for allegedly raping a 13-year-old special needs girl after plying her with beer and drugs.
William Carlton Bennett, 36, Statham, was charged with cruelty to children in the first degree, child molestation, aggravated child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes.
The juvenile victim was interviewed by investigators at the Treehouse center. She alleged that Bennett had kept her out of school one day and gave her 16-17 beers along with smoking “ICE” before sexually assaulting her.
A second incident took place at a Barrow County location on Manning Gin Road where Bennett allegedly injected the girl with drugs and choked the victim while raping her.