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BODY ID’D; NO FOUL PLAY INDICATED

SAVANNAH, GA (October 21, 2014): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have identified the body of a woman found in a south side creek Monday.

An autopsy performed at the Georgia State Crime Lab in Augusta indicated no signs of foul play.

Release of the woman’s name is being withheld as detectives continue to investigate.
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METRO CHARGES MAN WITH RAPE

SAVANNAH, GA (October 21, 2014): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have charged a 62-year-old convicted sex offender with rape and probation violation after he attacked a senior woman in Savannah last Wednesday.

James Thomas Bateman of the 5500 block of Montgomery Street was arrested after Metro Police stopped him driving near the Thomas Square/Midtown location where the assault occurred.

He was visiting a woman he knew when he attacked her.

Bateman had served a 15-year sentence from a rape and incest charge in 1995 and later served seven months of a 10-year sentence for six counts of failure to register as a sex offender.

Violent Crimes detectives continue to investigate.
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Joann Spain, Dave Bates and 6 others like this

Jennifer MachaThat's why we should keep sex offender trash in jail. Good job getting him though!19 hours ago   ·  3
Linda Patterson Artleywhiskey tango foxtrot! ... he served seven months of a ten year sentence ... ???13 hours ago   ·  1
Tommy DorseySeven months on a ten year sentence? I'm with you Linda! Who didn't see this coming?9 hours ago

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