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Two more arrested in assault and rape

August 23, 2020–4:17 p.m.


Two more people have been arrested in connection with a reported rape that occurred back on July 24.

According to Floyd County Jail records, the victim was forced into a vehicle at the Sunrise Motel and driven to a trailer on Rockmart Highway and was not allowed to leave.

She was beaten, burned on the leg, cut with a knife on her left shoulder and raped.

35-year old Jennifer Irene Swanson of Rome and 38-year old Jose Velasquez Jr. of Fort Payne, Alabama are charged with party to the crime of rape, aggravated assault, and false imprisonment.

Velasquez is also charged with kidnapping.

37-year old James Joshua Perez was arrested on August 11 on charges of rape, kidnapping, false imprisonment and aggravated assault.