Police: Dothan man charged 20 times in minor relative’s rape

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A Dothan man is facing 20 rape and sodomy charges for allegedly raping a woman since she was 12 years old, according to Dothan police.

Police said Derrick Cornelius Rhodes, 28, is accused of sexually assaulting a female relative on Flynn Road in July 2011, when the victim was 12 years old. Last March, the victim reported the abuse to the Dothan Police Department.

After making the report, she then moved out-of-state just after Alabama’s stay-at-home order, according to police.

Rhodes is being held under no bond for one charge and a total of $570,000 bond for the other 19 charges.

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