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Posted: April 02, 2015

Police: Trucker kidnapped, raped women over 7-year period

Lester Owensby Pauley (Credit: Floyd County Police Department)
Lester Owensby Pauley (Credit: Floyd County Police Department)

By Mike Morris

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A Georgia truck driver has been charged with rape, kidnapping and making terroristic threats for alleged attacks on women that police said took place over a seven-year period.

According to a news release from Floyd County police, Lester Owensby Pauley, 58, of Cave Spring, was initially arrested Nov. 25 following a fight in Rome, Georgia.

“Allegations made to patrol officers at that time spurred officers to look into Pauley’s past, where police discovered allegations by women who say they were raped and held against their will,” police said in the release.

Police said Pauley is a truck driver with routes that may have taken him as far away as Mississippi, and investigators are seeking the public’s help in locating other potential victims.

Anyone with information should call Floyd County police at 706-235-7766.

Pauley is being held without bond in the Floyd County Jail.