Toney Facing Aggravated Statutory Rape Charge

Monday, February 25, 2013
Fredrick Toney
Fredrick Toney

Fredrick Toney is facing a charge of aggravated statutory rape after a 16-year-old girl said he raped her while she was visiting at his home with his daughters on Sunday.

Toney, 53, of Rees Avenue, admitted that the girl was in bed with him, his two daughters, and his granddaughter.

He denied molesting her, though he said his DNA may have gotten on her because they were lying close together in the bed.

The girl said they had been watching TV in the house and she fell asleep. She said she was awakened when Toney began rubbing her bottom.

She said he then pulled down her underwear and raped her.

She said she resisted and ran home. 

Her foster mother said Toney called and said the girl was on the way home.

The foster mother said she opened the door and found the girl there crying. She said her bra was out of place.

She was taken in for an examination.



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