Crime

Macon man sentenced to 15 years in 2013 statutory rape, robbery

In the span of less than a day, a 24-year-old Macon man raped a 12-year-old girl in a motel room and, in a separate incident, robbed a man at gunpoint.

Daryl Terrell Haywood, of a Schley Street address, pleaded guilty Wednesday to statutory rape, robbery by force and kidnapping.

As part of a plea deal, Haywood was sentenced to 15 years in prison, followed by another 15 years on probation.

Prosecutor Kevin Stroberg said police were called to the Villager Lodge, off Eisenhower Parkway near Interstate 475, about 7:30 a.m. June 1, 2013.

A man there reported that he’d been robbed by two men who forced him to go to an ATM and withdraw $80, Stroberg said during the Bibb County Superior Court hearing.

Video from the ATM showed Haywood with the robbery victim, he said.

Police received a second call June 1 from the mother of a girl who said her daughter had been sexually assaulted the previous night at the same motel.

The girl’s attacker held a pillow over her face while forcing her to have sex. Haywood was later identified as the assailant, Stroberg said.

Haywood didn’t speak during Wednesday’s hearing.

Besides his sentence for the 2013 crimes, his probation from a 2011 conviction was revoked. Haywood pleaded guilty to making terroristic threats and misdemeanor marijuana possession and was sentenced to a short detention center stint and five years on probation, according to court records.

Patrick Royal, 44, the other man involved in the 2013 robbery, pleaded guilty to armed robbery earlier this year and was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 10 years on probation, according to court records.

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