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Two charged with rape

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Timothy Gale Tyler
Two men are being held for Fulton County officials in the jail at Melbourne, after being charged with rape in unrelated cases.

George Wayne Yeager Jr., 33, of Hayti, Mo., formerly of Salem, has been charged with four counts of rape, a class A felony.

According to the facts constituting reasonable cause for arrest, Yeager allegedly performed sexual acts on a child beginning when the child was age 3 and continuing until the child was age 6. The affidavit says that Yeager also had the child perform sexual acts on him.

George Wayne Yeager Jr.
The affidavit says that Yeager admitted he had performed these acts on a child on three or four occasions during the span of about a week.

The incidents are reported to have taken place at Yeager's residence in Salem, between 2005 and 2008.

Bond has been set at $100,000.

A Salem man, Timothy Gale Tyler, 45, has been charged with rape, a class Y felony and introduction of a controlled substance into the body of another person, a class Y felony.

According to the affidavit for arrest, the victim was spending the night at his brother's home on Circle Drive when Tyler, a neighbor, came over to visit. After the residents of the home retired for the night, Tyler invited the victim, a 23-year-old male, to his apartment also located on Circle Drive.

The affidavit states that Tyler offered the victim a Dr. Pepper to drink. The victim stated that the soft drink tasted strange to him. He was then offered some grapefruit juice which he says also tasted strange. The victim said that the next thing he remembers is waking up in a chair in the living room of Tyler's apartment and that Tyler was naked and performing sex acts on him.

The affidavit says that the victim hit Tyler a couple of times and kicked him, then ran out of the apartment to his brother's apartment.

The victim was taken to the Fulton County Hospital where he tested positive for Benzodiazpam. A drug the victim said he had no prescription for and as far as he knew, had never taken.

The victim was also taken to a local doctor a few days later to document injuries he received from the sexual assault.

When interviewed by Salem Police Chief Albert Roork, Tyler told Roork he had given the victim a Dr. Pepper and later some grapefruit juice mixed with vodka. The affidavit says that Tyler first denied any sexual contact with the victim but when told DNA samples had been forwarded to the crime lab for testing, Tyler became indignant and said the two men were consenting adults.

The affidavit also states that Tyler had scrapes on his hand and arm and a bruise on his right hip consistent with the statement the victim gave about hitting and kicking Tyler.

Tyler admitted to having a prescription for Lorazepam. Lorazepam will show up in a drug screen as Benzodiazpam.

Because the Fulton County Jail was full, Tyler, as well as Yeager, were transported to the Melbourne Jail.

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