Athens GA ‘Hedges on Broad’ Bar Owner David Ippisch Indicted On Rape Kidnapping Charges

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ATHENS, GA. (THECOUNT) — Athens, Georgia “Hedges on Broad” bar owner, David Ippisch, has been indicted on charges of rape, kidnapping and sexual battery.

Ippisch, 38, whose bar is located near the University of Georgia campus, is accused of assaulting a 21-year-old woman in November.


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The victim was not a UGA student, according to police.

Ippisch was arrested Nov. 26. His bond was denied in December. A judge ruled that he was likely to pose a risk to the community.

Channel 2’s Tony Thomas was in Athens after Ippisch’s arrest, where police confirmed reports of the attack.

“About 3:15 a.m., we took a report from a 21-year-old female indicating she had been sexually assaulted at the Hedges bar,” said Officer Geoffrey Gilland, with the Athens-Clarke County Police Department. “The alleged assault happened somewhere in the bar. I don’t have any information at the exact location,” reports WSB.

Students told Thomas they were horrified at the accusations.

“It’s pretty disgusting, honestly. It’s pretty scary ’cause I know a lot of people, especially young girls, that go in there,” college student Cole Harper said.


geo quick facts: Athens is a city in northeast Georgia. It’s known for its antebellum architecture. It marks the start of the state’s Antebellum Trail of historic Civil War towns. The T.R.R. Cobb House, the mansion of a mid-19th-century lawyer, has period furniture and exhibits related to Southern history. Nearby, the Taylor Grady House is a Greek Revival mansion, and the Church-Waddel-Brumby House dates from the early 19th century – wikipedia.

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