Georgia teen accused of kidnapping, raping woman arrested

Credit: Clayton County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Clayton County Sheriff's Office

An 18-year-old accused of kidnapping and raping a woman in Georgia was arrested Wednesday morning.

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The Clayton County Sheriff's Office told WSB-TV a woman was walking to a bus stop in the area of Flint-River Road and Glenwood Drive when she was attacked.

Investigators said the suspect -- later identified as Thomas Bernard -- kidnapped the victim, dragged her to a wooded area, robbed her and raped her.

Authorities said they captured Bernard after about an hour. He's facing several charges.

In court Thursday, the judge said the suspect also stole from the victim.

“On that same day you did what you did with the attempt to commit theft and take the property of (the victim) from the immediate presence of her person,” said judge Sonyja George.

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