A Georgia Republican official is facing criminal rape charges after he broadcast on Skype an alleged sexual assault attempt, according to a bombshell report.
Billy Joe Turnage, the 76-year-old GOP chairman in Union County in northern Georgia, allegedly tried to rape a 39-year-old woman in her house — and he televised the disgusting act on the Internet, according to the North Georgia News.
“On Oct. 22, dispatch received a 911 call at approximately 4 p.m. of what was believed to be an assault and rape,” Union County Sheriff Investigator Staff Sgt. Darren Osborn told the newspaper. “It was being viewed via Skype. Deputies responded and I responded as well.”
The victim was “not physically injured,” police said.
Police arrested Turnage and charged him with sexual battery and criminal attempt to commit rape.
He is currently being held in Union County Jail awaiting a bail hearing.