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Boy, 13, charged with rape, attempted robbery of woman at Knoxville business

February 21st, 2012 1:41 pm by Staff Report

Boy, 13, charged with rape, attempted robbery of woman at Knoxville business

KNOXVILLE — A 13-year-old boy tried to rob a business, then raped a woman employee, according to the Knoxville Police Department.

The youth was arrested a short time later at his home, from which he had been earlier reported to police as a runaway.

According to the Knoxville Police Department, the victim, who is in her 30s, was in the East Knoxville business where she worked when the youth entered shortly after 8 p.m. Friday under the pretext of needing to use the bathroom.

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