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Braselton rape case moves on to Superior Court
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Emmanuel Harris

A Braselton Police investigator testified Thursday about a woman’s report of an alleged rape last month.

Emmanuel Kevin Harris, 27, of Braselton, was charged with rape, battery and second-degree criminal damage to property.

Investigator Zack Tiller told the judge about responding to the scene and seeing two kicked-in doors.

Tiller said he met with the alleged victim and her mother at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, as they were waiting for a sexual assault nurse examiner.

“The victim actually explained that she’s been … talking with the defendant multiple times during the day and continued to receive text messages from him,” Tiller said.

Tiller said he told her not to respond, as he started reading some of the messages.

The officer’s report listed bruising to the woman’s left side of her face and that there was “significant bruising to her back and buttocks.”

Tiller said the woman’s parents spent the day trying to get her to call 911.

“She said multiple times that she did not want to have intercourse,” Tiller said.

Harris’s attorney Wesley Person cross-examined Tiller on the timeline of the events, which had some unknowns.

Harris was accused of kicking in two doors at the apartment, but the investigator was not sure when the damage occurred in relation to the alleged sexual assault.

“So when the parents got there, (the victim) had not said anything about sexual assault until they continued to question her and question her?” Person asked the investigator.

Tiller said he was unsure of some elements of the timeline. The report lists the incident time as 2-4 a.m. Sept. 19.

Person did not present any evidence and declined to offer a closing argument. 

The judge moved the case on to Superior Court.

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