Etowah County men charged with rape

Two men were charged with raping 14-year-old girls in separate cases, authorities said.

Posted: Mar 16, 2018 10:40 AM
Updated: Mar 16, 2018 11:06 AM

Two men have been arrested in the last 24 hours for raping underage girls in separate Etowah County cases. 

John David Coggins, 24, of Gallant, was booked into jail on a count of second-degree rape Thursday evening, according to jail records. 

The Etowah County Sheriff's Office said Coggins is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl at a home on Smith Chapel Road in Boaz. A family member reported the incident to authorities, according to the sheriff's office.

In the other case, Clint Evan Causey, 25, also of Gallant, was charged with first-degree and second-degree rape. He's accused of raping a 14-year-old girl several times over the last three years, authorities said. That case also was reported by a family member, they said.

Bond was set at $50,000 for Coggins and $125,000 for Causey. Neither man will be allowed to have any contact with anyone under 18 if they post bond, authorities said.

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