A 53-year-old Macon man initially charged in the 2012 rape of a 14-year-old girl pleaded guilty to two counts of child molestation Monday and was sentenced to 18 years in prison.
Herman Hiram Flowers, of Villa Crest Avenue, also must serve 12 years on probation after his release from prison.
Flowers was indicted in April on two counts each of rape and aggravated child molestation, and one count of statutory rape for sex acts involving the girl. He also was charged with a separate count of statutory rape stemming from an allegation he had sex with another girl under 16.
As part of his plea bargain, the rape and statutory rape charges will be dismissed.
In June and July 2012, Flowers was working as a handyman performing odd jobs at the 14-year-old girls house, said prosecutor Deshala Dixon.
Flowers first made sexual comments to the girl, which she ignored, Dixon said.
Then, on two occasions, Flowers woke the girl early in the morning as she slept and forced her to have sex. The girl, now 15, didnt report the first incident to her family. The second incident occurred a week or two after the first, Dixon said.
The girls mother walked in and saw Flowers having sex with her daughter during the second incident.
Dixon said the mother went to get her husband, but by the time she returned, Flowers had left, leaving behind his shoes and false teeth.
A sexual assault test for evidence was performed on the girl and Flowers DNA was found, she said.
Dixon said its unclear how Flowers got into the girls house. There was no sign of forced entry.
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