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Men indicted for rape, kidnapping
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Two men accused in unrelated rape and kidnapping cases were indicted last week by a Dawson County grand jury.

The first case involved a former Dawson County High School student who faces nearly a dozen felony charges in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a teenage family member who was a guest at his parent's home in western Dawson.

Corey Roger Voyles, who was 17 at the time of his arrest in late February, faces charges of kidnapping, rape, aggravated child molestation, false imprisonment, aggravated sodomy, sexual battery, enticing a child for indecent purposes and aggravated sexual battery.

In the second and unrelated case, a 43-year Dawsonville man was indicted on kidnapping and rape charges for an alleged assault of a woman who was visiting his home.

Authorities have said Rogelio Jimenez lured the woman to his home near Big Canoe on the premise that a child's birthday party was taking place.

He then reportedly held her there against her will for more than four days, at which time he raped her and threatened to kill her friends and family if she left.

She escaped July 11 and contacted friends, who took her to report the crime.

The Voyles' case was the subject of an emotional bond hearing in March.

At the time of his arrest, Voyles was a junior at Dawson County High School, where he played on the varsity football team and was taking honors classes.

Testifying on his behalf during the hearing, Angela Voyles described her son as a "hardworking young man" that "never causes trouble."

"These charges against Corey make him sound like a monster. My son is not a monster," she said at the time.

Prosecutors maintained their concern was for the teen victim.

"We hear in the news all the time about varsity football players who are charged with an offense and what a good kid [he] is, how this is going to hurt him, how this is going to ruin his life. No one is talking about the victim here," said Assistant District Attorney Randall Schonder.

Superior Court Judge Jason Deal set Voyles' bond at $50,200, though he admitted the amount was much lower than he would normally set for charges of such magnitude.

"That's extremely low for these charges ... but at the same time, if I set it too high, you don't make," Deal said. "Bond is not punishment. Bond is protection and security that you'll return to court."

 

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