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An Anderson County grand jury has indicted a Powell man on charges that he lured a man to a mausoleum in Claxton, locked him inside, and forced him to perform oral sex.
Charles Bean, 55, was indicted on charges of aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, vandalism, and vandalism of a cemetery. Bean has been in custody since his arrest in July of last year.
He was charged after a 23-year-old man told deputies that he had been lured to the mausoleum at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens when Bean allegedly sent him a picture of a young woman and a text that indicated she wanted to hook up with him inside the mausoleum. However, the victim said that when he arrived, he found only Bean waiting for him, and the older man allegedly closed and locked the door, threatened to kill him, and then slapped, punched, and kicked the victim while making him drink liquor and perform oral sex on him.
The victim at one point managed to make a 911 call during which he told a dispatcher that he was afraid he was “going to die inside the mausoleum.”
The vandalism charges stem from allegations that Bean also urinated on the inside of the building. He will be arraigned on these charges on May 31.
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