Morgan County Prosecutor Files Rape Charge Against Florida Man

Morgan County prosecutors have filed charges of second-degree statutory rape and second-degree statutory sodomy against a man.

According to court documents, Morgan County detectives received a report from a victim who disclosed that she had been subjected to multiple incidents of sexual assault by Samuel Sanders, a 63-year-old relative from Bushnell, Florida, over several years.

Sanders was arraigned in Morgan County Thursday and pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The victim stated that the first assault occurred on Christmas Day of 2003 when she was just 14 years old.

The victim, who currently resides in Florida, informed detectives that she recently had a confrontation with Sanders while he was visiting other relatives. During this encounter, Sanders allegedly admitted to the sexual assaults. Notably, the victim had recorded the argument and subsequently provided the recording to the detectives.

The documents reveal that Sanders was previously charged with that incident. However, at that time, the Morgan County prosecutor chose to formally abandon the charges due to the victim’s relocation to another state, which rendered her unable to testify against Sanders during the trial.

Sanders has been taken into custody and is being held at the Morgan County Jail on a $250,000 bond. He is scheduled for a bond hearing on May 17th.