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Kingsport man charged with rape in Johnson City

September 27th, 2013 12:04 pm by NET News Service

Kingsport man charged with rape in Johnson City

Photo of Thomas Coburn. (TBI Sexual Offender Registry)

A Kingsport man was charged with attacking and raping a woman who was walking down a Johnson City street early this morning.

According to a Johnson City police news release, Thomas Coburn, 46, 1924 Bloomingdale Road, No. 2, was being held in the Washington County Detention Center on $50,000 bond for a charge of rape.

Officers were called to the intersection of West Market Street and University Parkway around 4 a.m., where they found the victim. She said she was walking home and stopped to make a call when she was attacked from behind and sexually assaulted. She told police she got away from her attacker and ran into the street where a passing motorist gave her help.

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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