A North Augusta man was sentenced to life in prison late Wednesday after being convicted of raping an intoxicated Grovetown woman.
A Columbia County jury convicted Timothy Leighton Cook, 26, of rape. Superior Court Judge Carl Brown sentenced Cook to life in prison, the maximum penalty, Assistant District Attorney Falin Syms said.
In May 2012, a Grovetown woman said Cook attended a small family gathering at her home. The group was drinking and the woman got very sick, “she’s never been that sick before or since,” Syms said. The woman’s husband put her to bed.