Glynn County police arrested Billy Ray Hutto on Dec. 16 on three counts of child molestation and two counts of aggravated child molestation. When a Glynn County grand jury’s indictment was issued Wednesday, those accusations greatly expanded.
Hutto is accused of five counts of child molestation, three counts of sexual battery against a child under 16, two counts of aggravated sodomy, two counts of aggravated child molestation and one count of sexual battery.
According to the indictment, acts against the children involved allegedly occurred when they were younger than 16 and younger than 10 years old.
According to the indictment, Hutto committed these acts between July 2000 and July 2007 against one girl, between April 2004 and April 2006 to a boy, between April 12 and April 26, 2014 to a second girl and between May and November 2016 to a third girl.
Related is the case of Audrey Sumner, indicted this week on two counts of influencing a witness, two counts of terroristic threats, one count of stalking and one count of a criminal attempt to commit aggravated stalking.
On Christmas Day, 2016, Sumner allegedly — in violation of a temporary restraining order — attempted to contact one of the alleged victims in the Hutto case, “for the purpose of harassing and intimidating” the victim, by entering a residence to find the victim. She is also accused of stalking a female the same day at the same address with the purpose of intimidation.
On Jan. 4, Sumner is accused of intimidating one witness by communicating a threat of injury and intimidating a relative of the witness — another witness herself — by threatening injury to the first witness. The last two counts are related to the actual words said in the two threats.
Also indicted Wednesday was Wesley Roger Harris, accused of six counts of aggravated assault in violation of the Family Violence Act, one count of battery in violation of the Family Violence Act and one count each of kidnapping, false imprisonment and terroristic threats.
On Oct. 26, 2016, he allegedly hit a woman who formerly lived with him so hard, it caused an orbital fracture in her skull. He also allegedly continued to strike the woman in the face and body, kicked the alleged victim in the back and stomach and continued on in other methods of assault.
Harris later poured gasoline on the victim and attempted to set her on fire, drove her to a gas station and tied her to a light pole. The same night, Harris also allegedly threatened to kill a man if he ever found out who the man was.
Another indictment went to Autumn Gail Sweat, accused of four counts of serious injury by vehicle, two counts of driving under the influence and one count of failure to maintain lane.
On Sept. 16, 2014, Sweat allegedly drove while under the influence of marijuana, butalbital, alprazolam, clonazepam and gabapentin. The indictment states that during the course of driving a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer along Oak Grove Island Road, she left her lane and went of the road, hitting a tree and causing severe injuries to the passenger, Michelle Stephens, who was airlifted from the scene.