18-year-old charged with rape II

Published 11:35 pm Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A lengthy investigation has led to the arrest of a man accused of sexually abusing  a juvenile, according to officials with the Covington County Sheriff’s Department.



Austin Sutton, 18, was arrested Monday by sheriff’s deputies and charged with rape II.

Chief Investigator Ted Motley said details are not being released due the delicate nature of the case, but confirmed the arrest came after an investigation of “about two months.”

Sutton was booked into the Covington County Jail and held on a $20,000 bond.