Candler Henderson

Candler Henderson

PERU, Ind. -– State police in Indiana say a 40-year-old man attacked and raped a 21-year-old autistic woman on a farm in Miami County.

Police said they began investigating Candler Henderson of Peru last week after the woman reported he had raped her.

Police said the investigation revealed Henderson attacked the woman on a farm where she worked, dragging her into a residence and then committing sexual acts against her.

The Kokomo (Ind.) Tribune reports Henderson was served a warrant Wednesday on felony charges of rape, criminal confinement and sexual battery at the Miami County jail, where he was being held on a previous charge of failure to register as a sex offender.

Henderson is being held at the jail on a $40,000 bond for the warrant charges and a $5,000 bond on the failure to register charge.

Gerber writes for the Kokomo (Ind.) Tribune.