A Lexington man was arrested Tuesday morning on charges that he raped and impregnated a mentally disabled woman, authorities said.
James Weathers, 59, reportedly had sex in February 2014 with a woman who was incapable of giving consent because of an intellectual disability, Officer Chris Russell said in his arrest citation.
The woman later gave birth to a child, whose DNA revealed that Weathers is the father, Russell said.
Weathers was charged with third-degree rape and knowingly abusing an adult, according to court documents.
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Weathers appeared in court Wednesday afternoon and requested a public defender, saying that he was unemployed.
Weathers also asked for an unsecured bond, which Fayette District Judge Julie Muth Goodman did not grant because of Weathers' criminal record.
Goodman cited failure to appear and failure to return stolen property, which Weathers said happened when he was a teenager.
Court records show a previous record of domestic violence charges and traffic violations.
Goodman did amend Weathers' $5,500 bond to $2,500 full cash.
If Weathers posts bond, though, he will have to hire his own attorney, Goodman said.
Weathers' next hearing is set for 8:30 a.m. June 8.