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Church Hill man charged with rape

Rain Smith • Jun 25, 2013 at 4:05 PM

A Church Hill man has been arrested after allegedly raping a woman, telling police that he first gave her a sexual enhancement pill intended to arouse her.The Gate City, Va., Police Department reports Scotty Lee Bishop, 37, was arrested on a warrant from Scott County by Kingsport police. Booking records indicate Bishop was taken into custody early Monday morning.Gate City Police Chief Kim Birchfield says that on June 16 an officer was called to Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport. The 22-year-old victim stated that Bishop had given her "some type of pill" under the false pretense that it was a diet pill. The woman claims Bishop then asked her several times to have sex, but she repeatedly told him no. Bishop is then alleged to have held her down by the arms to penetrate her. Following the incident and a reaction to the pill Bishop had allegedly provided, the woman was transported to Indian Path by the Scott County Life Saving Crew.When interviewed by Gate City police, Bishop allegedly admitted to giving the woman a pill intended to arouse her. He is currently being held in Kingsport awaiting extradition to Scott County.

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