Grand jury indicts man for 2015 rape of a 15-year-old in Decatur

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Thomas Harvey Chaffee III (Photo: Decatur Police)

DECATUR, Ala. – A 48-year-old man is behind bars Friday night after a grand jury indicted him for the rape of a 15-year-old girl.

Thomas Harvey Chaffee III, 48, was indicted on one count of rape in the first degree, one count of rape in the second degree, one count of sodomy in the first degree, and one count of sodomy in the second degree. Decatur Police said he was originally arrested on July 23, 2015.

Chaffee is in the Morgan County Jail on a $200,000 bond.

Police have not released any further details in order to protect the identity of the victim.


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