Charlottesville Assault Suspect Now Charged with Rape

Posted: Updated: Aug 07, 2014 05:35 PM
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A man already charged with assault and battery now faces a rape charge in Charlottesville.

Josh David Taggart, 28, was charged Wednesday. He was arrested earlier this month following a domestic incident. Upon further investigation, police also charged him with rape.

Taggart has been behind bars since he was arrested.

UPDATE:  Taggart entered alford pleas to four charges, sexual battery, abduction by force or intimidation, strangulation resulting in injury, and assault and battery of a family member in October 2015. A judge sentenced Taggart to spend two and half years behind bars and suspended the rest of his 17-year sentence. He will be on probation upon his release.

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