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Two accused of raping 13-year-old


Auburn Police arrested Brian D. Askew, age 37 and Corey B. Heard, age 36 in connection to the kidnapping and rape of a 13 year old female runaway that was reported in October 2017.

Auburn Police charged Askew with Human Trafficking First Degree, the arrest warrant was executed on him Friday, January 19th, while he was in custody in the Lee County Jail on the prior Kidnapping and Rape charges. Heard was charged with Rape First Degree, he was arrested by police on Sunday, January 21st, on an unrelated charge of Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle and taken into custody on the Rape charge.

Both arrests stem from the ongoing kidnapping and rape investigation. Heard was subsequently developed as a suspect by police and identified as being involved in the sexual assault of the victim along with Askew at his residence. The investigation into the case continues and additional arrests are anticipated.

Askew remains in custody in the Lee County Jail with an additional $100,000 bond, while Heard is being held on a $100,000 bond.