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Alleged teen rapist appears court

Jermaine Nathan (Source: Muscogee County Sheriff's Office) Jermaine Nathan (Source: Muscogee County Sheriff's Office)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – A Columbus man charged with raping a young girl in the woods appeared in recorders court Saturday.

Jermaine Nathan, 18, was arrested on Thursday for allegedly raping a 15 year old girl and charged with robbery, rape, aggravated assault, sodomy, and kidnapping.

Detectives said Nathan was identified by the victim in a line up.

The 15 year old Kendrick High School student said that she was grabbed from behind while walking home from a football game at Fort Middle School on Monday.

The young woman says she was forced into a wooded area and assaulted on Forrest Road.  

According to court testimonies Saturday the young woman then ran naked to a nearby residence to seek help.

In a recorded statement to police Nathan says that the young women agreed to have sex with him.

News Leader Nine caught up with Nathan's attorney Stacy Jackson right after the hearing.

"This is just preliminary hearing phase whether or not the judge has to decide could my client might have committed the crime and there's enough evidence to bound it over."

The case was bound over to Superior Court and remains under investigation.

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