A man facing three separate counts of rape going back to 2005 is being held in the Greene County Detention Center in lieu of a $1 million cash bond and has a July 13 motion and plea date, according to court documents. A trial date has been set for July 20-24.
Michael Ray Gore
was charged May 20 in Greene County Circuit Court for the rape of 3-year-old and 8-year-old sisters
in March 2005 and a 7-year-old girl
in February 2009.
Gore, 40, was arrested March 5 following a series of interviews with the alleged rape victims. Gore faces a minimum of 25 years imprisonment for each count.
In a separate but related case, the mother of the 7-year-old girl
named in one of the indictments against Gore was herself indicted April 30 on charges of permitting abuse of a child
According to the probable cause affidavit, she allowed Gore to have contact with her children
in February in violation of a safety plan she signed in January with the Department of Human Services. In the safety plan, the girl’s mother agreed her children would have no contact with Gore, following allegations that Gore may have earlier had inappropriate sexual contact with the daughter
According to the affidavit, Gore was with the indicted woman’s son and daughter during a Jan. 25 trip to Wal-Mart, and the daughter later disclosed to her therapist that Gore “touched her all over her body and that sometimes it hurt really bad.”
The affidavit noted police recovered photographic evidence
at Gore’s residence that he had been with the children at Wal-Mart on the day in question.
The woman will appear again in Greene County Circuit Court for a motion and plea hearing. Her trial is scheduled for June 22-26.