Student arrested for rape and aggravated assault at Cambridge apartments

Blakeley Bartee

STATESBORO—A 20-year-old man was arrested for rape and aggravated assault after a female victim reported she had been sexually assaulted Saturday at the Cambridge apartment complex on Lanier Drive.

Statesboro Police Department officers responded to the Georgia Southern University Police Department at about 3 a.m. Saturday, according to an SPD media release.

The victim knew the suspect, who was identified as Paul Costley. Police arrested Costley and took him to the Bulloch County Jail. He remains in custody pending further judicial action, according to the media release.

Costley is a student whose last known employer is Georgia Southern University, according to his inmate information sheet from the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information on this case can contact SPD’s Detective Purvis at 912-764-9911.

Blakeley Bartee, The George-Anne Editor-in-Chief,