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Johnson City man accused of raping, kidnapping woman at city motel

Johnson City Press • Aug 3, 2018 at 8:56 PM

Police charged a Johnson City man Friday with raping and holding a woman against her will at a local motel.

Robert Oliver, 37, was charged with aggravated kidnapping and rape.

Police were called Wednesday to Franklin Woods Community Hospital, where a 35-year-old woman reported that she had been at the Super 8 motel, 108 Wesley St., with Oliver when he sexually assaulted her and prevented her from leaving, police said in a news release.

The woman was later able to seek medical attention at Franklin Woods.

Police found Oliver at the Super 8 on Friday and took him to police headquarters for questioning. He was held at the Washington County Detention Center on $50,000 bond awaiting a Sessions Court appearance set for Monday.

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