Arrest made in Dougherty Co. sexual assault cases -, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Arrest made in Dougherty Co. sexual assault cases

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The Albany Police Department has arrested a man in connection to an October 2016 sexual assault.

Duane Ballard, 43, was arrested Friday on one count of rape.

According to officials, this case could be connected to a string of sexual assaults that happened in the Dougherty County area.

The Dougherty County Police Department had been investigating a few cases where a woman reported being offered a ride by a man, driven out to a secluded location and left behind.

Officials said that a witness helped them to identify Ballard.

He is being held in the Dougherty County Jail and more charges are pending.

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