One charged with rape in Gadsden

ETOWAH COUNTY, AL (WBRC) – A Gadsden man has been arrested in connection to a rape related offense, according to the Etowah County Sheriff's Office.

18-year-old Vincent Allen Blankenship is facing a count of 2nd degree Rape and Interference of Custody, both felonies.

The incident happened on February 18th at a Hokes Bluff residence. The family of the victim reported it to police.

Blankenship is being held in the Etowah County Detention Center.

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