Reform Man Indicted for Rape of Disabled Woman in Group Home
A grand jury in Pickens County has indicted a 44-year-old Reform man and charged him with three sex crimes after he allegedly raped a developmentally disabled woman at the group home where he worked.
According to a press release from 24th Judicial Circuit District Attorney Andy Hamlin, James Curtis Wilson was employed at a Pickens County group home in 2018 when he reportedly sexually assaulted a disabled woman in her early 30's there.
The victim's mother contacted police in April 2018 and they began an investigation, which led to Wilson's indictment this week.
The grand jury has charged Wilson with second-degree rape, second-degree sexual abuse and second-degree sodomy. He has been arrested and placed in the Pickens County Jail on a $100,000 bond.
Hamlin said investigators do not believe any other residents of the group home were victimized.
“This was a long and thorough investigation involving an especially vulnerable victim,” Hamlin said. “I’m pleased the grand jury issued these indictments after reviewing evidence collected by investigators.”