Posted: Wednesday, May 22nd 2013 at 1:30pm
Pendergrass man faces rape charge
By Derreck Booth Editor
JEFFERSON - A Pendergrass man was in the Jackson County Jail without bond Wednesday in connection with a rape charge.
According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, 50 year old Kenneth Eugene Mangum faces the count following his May 18 arrest.
Authorities said they spoke with the 16 year old victim's mother, who told them her daughter had been raped by a long-time family friend, identified as Mangum.
Investigators said they corroborated the story with the victim and sexual assault examination evidence.
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