Woman Says Party Guest Returned And Raped Her After She Fell Asleep

Monday, October 22, 2018
Richard Hymon Jr.
Richard Hymon Jr.

A Chattanooga woman said a party guest returned and raped her after she had fallen asleep.

Richard Hymon Jr., 47, of 6961 Glen Errol Way, East Ridge, is charged with rape.

Police had responded on Oct. 7 to a hospital to speak with a rape victim.

The woman said she had been raped by Hymon at her home.

She said she invited family and friends, including Hymon, over for a few drinks. She said she began cleaning up the residence around midnight after Hymon and most of the guests had left.

She went up to her bedroom where her one-year-old child was sleeping. Her sister and cousin were still in the house.

The woman said she was awakened at the bottom of her stairs  near the living room with her shorts and panties down below her knees and Hymon on top of her.

She said she was able to push Hymon back, look him in the eye, and ask, "What are you doing?" 

She said Hymon never said anything as he got up, pulled up his pants and fled.

The woman said Hymon is a family friend and she had not been involved in any relationship with him.

 


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