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Jonesborough man who pleaded guilty to child rape gets 30 years

BECKY CAMPEL, Johnson City Press • Feb 21, 2013 at 9:12 AM

A Jonesborough man will serve 30 years in prison after he pleaded guilty this week to raping a former girlfriend’s six-year-old daughter.

Josh Theall, 30, was originally charged with nine counts of rape of a child in the case, but in a plea agreement Tuesday between his attorney, Matt Bolton, and Assistant District Attorney General Erin McArdle, four counts were dismissed.

Theall entered a best interest plea, which means he didn’t admit guilt but agreed that prosecutors had sufficient evidence for a jury to find him guilty.

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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