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Grand jury indicts two in separate rape cases

ALBANY, Ga. -- Two men now face trial on rape, assault and weapons charges after a Dougherty County handed down indictments, a court official reported Thursday.

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Peacory Ricoddo Mathis

Peacory Ricoddo Mathis, aka Pecor Mathis, was charged with rape, aggravated sexual assault, child molestation and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon on August 1, according to the indictment. He was convicted in 2006 of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, it added.

"Peacory Mathis could get a maximum life in prison for the rape of a 13-year-old girl," said Greg Edwards, district attorney. "If he is found guilty he will serve at least 25 years."

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Leroy Eugene Taylor Jr.

Leroy Eugene Taylor Jr., aka Eugene Leroy Taylor Jr., was charged in an unrelated case with rape, burglary, aggravated assault, possession of a knife during the commission of a felony, aggravated stalking and battery on May 11, stated his indictment.

The indictment charges that Taylor stabbed his victim in the neck with a knife, hit her in the face with his hand and shot her in the neck with a BB gun during the offense.