Lee County sheriff’s deputies charged a Sanford man with rape on Saturday after an incident at his home.

Benjamin Scott Allen, 41, of 94 Beeson Circle in Sanford faces charges of first degree forcible rape and was placed in the Lee County Jail under $100,000 secured bond.

According to the sheriff’s office, the victim, a 26-year-old woman, accompanied Allen to his home from a Jonesboro area bar with several other people either late Friday night or early Saturday morning. The alleged rape occurred sometime between 2 and 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, deputies said.

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