Man sentenced to prison in sexual assault of 75-year-old Henry County woman

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — A McDonough man charged with raping a 75-year-old woman will spend the next 25 years in prison.

Travale Farris, 29, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count each of rape, aggravated sexual battery, kidnapping, false imprisonment, burglary, exploitation and intimidation of an elder person, and three counts of criminal attempt to commit a felony.

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In exchange for his guilty plea, Farris was sentenced to 25 years in prison and will spend the rest of his life on probation. He also must register as a sex offender, have no contact with any of the victims and stay away from the Heritage at McDonough Senior Living Center.

It was in February when the victim was attacked inside her home at the Heritage at McDonough Senior Living complex.

Police said Farris was able to get into one unit, where he sexually assaulted the woman and then “casually walked out of the apartment.”


He was arrested in March after a DNA match.

“This was a horrific crime and we are grateful to bring justice for this survivor,” Henry County District Attorney Darius Pattillo said. “We wanted to ensure that Mr. Farris cannot harm any more of our county’s elderly population. Under this sentence, there is no possibility of parole and he must serve every day of that 25 years and continue to be supervised by officers for the rest of his life.”