A judge refused to grant a bond for a Grovetown teen accused of kidnapping and raping a 13-year-old girl.
Superior Court Senior Judge Albert M. Pickett denied a bond for Ismail Asad Jenkins, 19, at a Friday hearing in Evans.
Jenkins, of Felmellow Drive in Grovetown, is charged with rape, child molestation and kidnapping and is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center.
On June 1, a 13-year-old Grovetown girl was walking her dogs on Second Avenue, when she said Jenkins began following her.
Jenkins grabbed the mentally-challenged girl and forced her into a abandoned mobile home on Second Avenue, Grovetown Department of Public Safety Inv. James Tredore said. Inside the trailer, Jenkins raped the girl.
Jenkins’ attorney, Willie Saunders, said at the hearing that Jenkins, who is in a foster home, also has mental disabilities.
“He has several developmental deficits,” Saunders said.
The girl’s mother spoke at the hearing encouraging Pickett to deny granting Jenkins a bond.
“My daughter is scared to go outside,” she said. “I ask you not to grant a bond because what other 13-year-old is going to get raped. He did it to one, he’ll do it to another.”