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Kingsport man accused of using pennies, candy to lure 9-year-old into sex

Staff Report • Oct 25, 2013 at 9:12 PM

KINGSPORT — A Kingsport man has been charged with rape of a child, allegedly plying the victim with promises of pennies and candy, then threatening physical harm if anyone was told about the incident.Michael Lee Bear, 25, of 1540 Granby Road, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant obtained by Kingsport police. He was booked into the city jail then transported to the Sullivan County jail in Blountville.According to an affidavit filed in Kingsport court, the incident occurred between May of 2011 and May of 2012. Kingsport Police Department Detective Terry Christian reports the victim was between 8 and 9 years old at that time.

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