These are some of the most difficult cases for us to deal with — anything dealing with children, young juveniles, young adults, people who haven’t even started their lives and people who rely on someone to take care of them and raise them, and people that they trust.Officer Robert Lipovsky, Rincon Police Department
RINCON — The timing of Friday’s news conference at the Rincon Police Department reflected the severity of the felony charges two people are facing.
At about 9 p.m., Officer Robert Lipovsky, flanked by two fellow lawmen, reported that Alvin Marcus Gober, 32, and Nancy Josephine Jones, 37, were in the Effingham County Jail following their arrest in the wake of a rape and child molestation probe.
“Thankfully, our investigators and our team did a quick service to this family to figure out this situation and close the case, and secure warrants for the arrests of these two individuals,” Lipovsky said. “Nothing is going to give anything back to the young juvenile but, hopefully, stopping this process is something they can at least look forward to knowing that it’s not going to happen again.”
Lipovsky said the arrests came about a week after the victim revealed to a family member something was wrong. The revelation led to a medical exam and a call to the police by the hospital.
Gober and Jones are charged with child molestation and cruelty to children. Additionally, Gober was charged with rape.
“This is not a very common occurrence for us,” Lipovsky said. “Thankfully, we don’t have to look into these things all that often but in any situation dealing with individuals you never know what they are capable of until it happens.”
Lipovsky said crimes against children are disturbing for police officers.
“These are some of the most difficult cases for us to deal with — anything dealing with children, young juveniles, young adults, people who haven’t even started their lives and people who rely on someone to take care of them and raise them, and people that they trust,” he said