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Rape, battery charges filed against man, 59

August 30, 2018

When police spoke to Randy G. Tucker about an alleged rape, he said he didn’t hold the victim down. He was giving her a hug.

Tucker said if the victim had told him to stop, he would have “just let go,” according to court documents.

But that’s not what the victim, who had moved into a home last October to take care of her mother : who was bedridden and near death : told police. Tucker lived there, too.

Tucker, 59, was charged Wednesday with rape and sexual battery. He was being held at the Allen County Jail in lieu of $12,500 bail.

Tucker, of the 5400 block of Old Maumee Road, forced himself on the woman while she was in the shower and harassed and fondled her to the point that she moved out to live with her boyfriend, according to court documents.

She returned to the home to take care of some daily chores, and Tucker fondled her even when she told him to stop. She never wanted to report any of this to the police while her mother was alive because it would have devastated her, the woman said.

Then, on New Year’s Day, she went to wish her mother a happy new year when Tucker grabbed her and forced himself on her in the bathroom. Her boyfriend told her to go to a hospital to report the rape and to see whether she had contracted any diseases, court documents said.

In March, after the woman’s mother had died, police spoke with Tucker to get his side of the story. He said the victim grabbed him, stripped him down and “jumped on top of him.”

Later, he said he was not proud of messing with the victim but had thought it was consensual. He said that with his “drinking and stuff, maybe it wasn’t consensual, but in his heart he thought it was,” court documents said.

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