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Former behavioral health center employee charged with raping disabled adult, deputies say

The Alamance County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Timothy Lynn Alford was charged with second-degree rape.

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Deputies say a former Behavioral Health Center employee has been charged with raping a disabled adult back in 2018. 

Timothy Lynn Alford was charged with second-degree rape on Monday. 

Alamance County Sheriff’s Office says that Alford was an employee of the Behavioral Health Center and the victim was a client of the center.

Investigators say they received a sexual assault complaint involving a 19-year-old woman, who is disabled, back in August 2018.

Authorities say the victim completed a sexual assault kit at UNC-Chapel Hill Hospital. 

The kit was collected and placed into evidence at the Sheriff’s Office and sent to the SBI for testing.

Investigators said a search warrant was granted during the investigation to search the suspect’s home, where DNA was collected.

Special victim unit investigators with the Sheriff’s Office and with the District Attorney’s Office reviewed the evidence in the case leading to charges against the Alford. 

Alford was charged with felony second-degree forcible rape and misdemeanor sexual battery.

His bond was set to $75,000.

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