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Kingsport man charged with rape after an alleged attack in downtown Johnson City

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A Kingsport man is charged with rape after police say he allegedly attacked a female in downtown Johnson City.

The Johnson City Police Department says the incident happened at the intersection of West Market Street and University Parkway Friday at 4 a.m.

According to police, a female victim told officers she was walking home and stopped to make a phone call when she said a man allegedly attacked her and sexually assaulted her.

Officers say they arrested Thomas Coburn, 46, Kingsport, and charged him with rape.

Coburn is set to be arraigned on Monday.


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