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Johnson City man charged with raping teen; alleged abuse started when boy was 10

Becky Campbell • Jan 28, 2014 at 9:32 AM

A Johnson City man was bound over to a grand jury Monday on multiple sex charges, including eight counts of raping a child.

Anthony Eugene Newton, 49, 314 W. 8th Ave., was arrested Jan. 17 and charged with eight counts of rape of a child, three counts of aggravated sexual battery and two counts of sexual battery by an authority figure.

Newton had a court appearance in Washington County Sessions Court on Monday, and the charges were sent to the grand jury when it meets again.

A court affidavit filed by Johnson City Police Investigator Debbie Carey-Dunn said the victim, now a teenager, was first abused by Newton when the victim was 10.

The allegations are that Newton first began touching the boy, which brought sexual battery charges, and that led to further sexual contact that would constitute rape.

Newton was reported to police in September after another person witnessed an alleged sexual assault, Dunn’s report said.

Each allegation of battery or rape is a separate count, which means there were at least 11 times Newton touched or raped the child.

Newton remains jailed on $100,000 bond. He has an appearance in Criminal Court on March 17.

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