The investigation of a Rome man continues while he is being held in jail without bond on charges that allege he forcibly assaulted a juvenile and was trying to lure another child on social media.
Christopher Minter, 28, of a Melton Avenue address has been charged with rape and obscene communication with a child. He was arrested at his home in West Rome by investigators on April 16 after warrants were signed by a Floyd County Magistrate that allege criminal conduct from March.
Floyd County Police investigators were referred the initial case by Rome Police Department after details revealed Minter allegedly befriended a teen walking down the road in March 2021. The suspect and victim began communicating on social media and one day she again asked for transportation. Minter agreed and took the 16-year-old victim to a location where he forcibly raped the teen.
Prior to knowing about the sexual assault, police investigators had already been in contact with Minter online when he popped up on social media and began engaging an officer who represented herself as a 14-year-old child. Minter immediately questioned her age and pushed a sexually charged conversation. Investigators allege that Minter insisted on meeting the child to engage in sex acts at her home. He then instructed “the child” to delete all of her messages.
Police are concerned about the pattern of simultaneous conduct with separate young victims who were unrelated, and are asking for assistance from the public. If anyone has information about Minter or the pair of investigations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call our investigators at 706-235-7766.
Disclaimer: Suspects who have been arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty
Christopher Haven Minter, 28 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he committed numerous sexual crimes, including raping a woman last month.
Reports said that Minter forced a woman to have sex with him back on March 26 at a home on Melton Avenue.
He is also accused of sending messages to someone he thought to be a minor asking them to have sex wit
Minter is charged with strongarm rape and obscene internet contact with a child.