Washington Man Pleads Guilty To Child Rape In Beaufort County

A Washington man has been convicted on child rape charges and will now spend 60 years behind bars.

According to Beaufort County court documents, Bobby Gene Elks plead guilty to five counts of second degree rape on Monday and was sentenced to five consecutive 12 year terms in jail.

Authorities say Elks raped a child and then skipped town, he was picked back up by police in Mississippi in February.

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