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Rape, aggravated sodomy case moves on to Superior Court
Mark Aaron Gibson 2017
Mark Aaron Gibson

A woman told authorities she was able to escape an alleged rape and call 911 at a neighbor’s house last month, according to testimony Friday in Magistrate Court.

Mark Aaron Gibson, 32, of Alto, was charged with two counts of aggravated sodomy, rape, battery and false imprisonment.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Adam Faulkner said the victim told authorities Gibson continually asked for sex Oct. 30 at a residence in Alto.

Faulkner then testified that Gibson “threw her down on the bed and forced himself on her.” Authorities previously told The Times Gibson “raped and sodomized” the woman.

Faulkner said the woman fought to get away and had marks on her neck.

The woman ran out of the house and got into Gibson’s vehicle in an attempted escape, but the car was disabled, Faulkner said. She then banged on a neighbor’s door and called 911.

Faulkner said a search of the residence “yielded evidence that corroborated her statements.”

Defense attorney Matt Leipold declined to comment.

The judge moved the case on to Superior Court.

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