Dalton Hayes, 19, was indicted on charges that include rape in the second degree and violation of custodial interference

By Caitlin Keating
Updated February 04, 2015 02:00 PM
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The older teenager involved in a multi-state crime spree that came to an end in Florida last month has been indicted by a grand jury.

Dalton Hayes, 18, who pleaded not guilty in January, was indicted Tuesday on 11 charges, including rape in the second degree and violation of custodial interference, according to WLKY.

He is also facing burglary and theft charges for his role in a home break-in in December.

Hayes and his underage girlfriend, Cheyenne Phillips, 13, were on the run for two weeks, making their way from Kentucky through Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.

When Hayes’s mother, Tammy Martin, read through the four-page indictment, she said to WLKY, “It’s hard to put into words what it’s like to see on paper. It’s extremely difficult to see.”

She also is shocked to see the rape charge.

“Rape in the second degree? He didn’t rape her, she was more than willing. I think that charge is bullcrap,” she said, adding that her son’s girlfriend portrayed herself to be 19 years old.

Hayes remains behind bars at the Grayson County Detention Center, where his mother is allowed to visit twice a week. His bond was set at $250,000

According to WDRB, officials have not set what charges Phillips may be facing, because she is underage.