Elderly rape suspect pleads guilty

MCDONOUGH, GA – A McDonough man charged with raping a 76-year-old woman will spend the next 25 years in prison followed by life on probation.
Travale Farris, 29, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count each of rape, aggravated sexual battery, kidnapping, false imprisonment, burglary, exploitation and intimidation of an elder person, and three counts of criminal attempt to commit a felony.

In exchange for his guilty plea, Farris was sentenced to 25 years in prison and will spend the rest of his life on probation. He also must register as a sex offender, have no contact with any of the victims and stay away from the Heritage at McDonough Senior Living Center.

“This was a horrific crime and we are grateful to bring justice for this survivor,” Henry County District Attorney Darius Pattillo said. “We wanted to ensure that Mr. Farris cannot harm any more of our county’s elderly population. Under this sentence, there is no possibility of parole and he must serve every day of that 25 years and continue to be supervised by officers for the rest of his life.”

On Feb. 5, Farris entered the elderly victim’s apartment and sexually assaulted her. He also attempted to enter three other apartments at the complex.
He was arrested in March after a DNA match.

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Henry County District Attorney’s Office