Morgan County husband and wife indicted for rape, abuse charges in decade-old case

Sunday, 12 November 2017, 07:16:08 AM. The case was first investigated in 2007, but investigators said it couldn't be prosecuted at the time. The victims' names, or ages at the time they were reportedly abused, have not been released.
A Morgan County couple has been arrested in Georgia for charges including rape, sodomy, and sexual torture.  According to the Morgan County Sheriff's Office, Michael William Lesher and his wife Lisa Marie Lesher were arrested in Carroll County, Georgia, by the US Marshal's Service on Oct. 30.   Michael Lesher, 52, was indicted on two counts of first-degree rape by forcible compulsion, one count of incest, four counts of first-degree sodomy, one count of second-degree rape, and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. Lisa Lesher, 39 was indicted on four counts of first-degree sodomy by forcible compulsion, one count of second-degree sodomy, one count of sexual torture, and one count of first-degree sexual abuse. The charges and indictments came after investigators re-opened a 10-year-old case. The sheriff's office said in 2007, when the allegations surfaced, the case could not be prosecuted. Now, the two victims are "prepared to follow through," the office posted on Facebook. Michael and Lisa Lesher waived extradition and were transported to the Morgan County Jail earlier this week, where Michael Lesher's bond is set at $435,000 and Lisa Lesher's bond is set at $437,000. There is no statute of limitations for sexual crimes against minors. The Department of Human Resources, the Child Advocacy Center, the Morgan County District Attorney's Office and the Morgan County Sheriff's Special Victims Unit are investigating the case....Read more
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