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Women Warned To Remain Cautious As Rape Suspect Appears In Court

Savannah, Georgia -

A man arrested last week and charged in a February rape case has been arraigned before a Chatham County judge. That appearance happened over the weekend because of the St. Patrick's Day holiday and Chatham County District Attorney Meg Heap tells me that Torrey Scott was denied bond. So far he has been charged with one count of kidnapping and one count of rape. He could soon face more charges though after sources at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed last week they will recommend charges against him in the rape of two Savannah State students back in December.

Rape Crisis Center Director Kesha Gibson-Carter says she, the victims and their families are relieved there has been an arrest - but frustrated that it took so long, "It's a little painstaking to wait until law enforcement does their due diligence in terms of an investigation, and so you have to respect the process - however, you can't help but have a little bit of concern over the length of time that it takes to remove someone as dangerous as this individual off of the street." And despite the arrest - she says area women should keep their guard up, "You never know - criminals are released to our streets every single day - we don't always know their past and we don't always know if they have been rehabilitated while incarcerated - and for these reasons - we should all exercise caution."

Chatham County District Attorney Meg Heap tells me her office has not yet received the case file on the SSU incident from the GBI. Scott's next court appearance is set for April 3rd.

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