Floyd County Man Sentenced to Life without Parole on Rape Charge

A Rome man facing several other sexual assault-related charges was sentenced to life without parole last Friday for rape.

The Rome News Tribune reported over the weekend that Christopher Haven Minter, 29, was convicted of rape in Floyd County Superior Court August 19th.  The conviction stems from an incident occurring in  March, 2021, when Floyd County Police Department investigators were called in after a woman reported she had been raped by Minter, who had been giving her a ride.  The teen victim had met Minter the day before and asked for him to give her a ride to drop a Dodge Charger off at her boyfriend’s place of employment.  On the way there, they stopped at his home – and he ambushed and raped her.

According to Rome Circuit Assistant District Attorney Natalee Staats, during the trial they introduced other pending-and-closed cases involving Minter; he reportedly also faces charges for child molestation and additional rape and sexual assault charges.

(COOSA VALLEY NEWS/www.coosavalleynews.com)

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