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UPDATE:Trial next week for Memphis Man Accused of Child Rape with 2 Victims
UPDATE:Trial next week for Memphis Man Accused of Child Rape with 2 Victims

UPDATE: A trial will take place in Murfreesboro for a Memphis man by the name of William Hightower. The suspect was arrested in Murfreesboro on multiple charges dealing with the rape of a child...

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Christmas Day Rape Reported on Jan. 7, 2018
Christmas Day Rape Reported on Jan. 7, 2018

A Christmas Day rape was reported this past Sunday in Murfreesboro. Many people may not realize that most rape victims wait weeks and sometimes decades before coming forward.

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2015 Murder Case in Murfreesboro to hit the courts in 2018 for trial
2015 Murder Case in Murfreesboro to hit the courts in 2018 for trial

The man accused of raping and killing 22-year-old Heather Maples in Murfreesboro will head to court for trial next year. Brandon Richmond Bowling allegedly killed Maples at her apartment in 2015.

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Man arrested on 2 counts of
Man arrested on 2 counts of "Rape of a Child" in Murfreesboro

The suspect faces two counts of "Rape of a Child," five counts of "Aggravated Sexual Battery," "Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure," and "Invasion of Privacy with Reasonable Expectation of Privacy." It has also been confirmed that the victim in the case is under the age of 13.

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Report Released on Rape Cases on College Campuses
Report Released on Rape Cases on College Campuses

At MTSU, the number of rape reports has gone down from 7 in 2015 to only 2 in 2016.

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Rape case is being investigate
Rape case is being investigate

A woman in her early twenties told police in Murfreesboro that she was the victim of rape. The incident was said to have unfolded inside her Bradyville Pike apartment...

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Acquaintance rape reported in Murfreesboro
Acquaintance rape reported in Murfreesboro

A 19-year-old woman reported to Murfreesboro Police that she was raped by an acquaintance this past Friday night. Evidently, the man is the cousin of her boss.

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Former Uber Driver due in a Rutherford County Courtroom on Monday for a Murfreesboro Rape
Former Uber Driver due in a Rutherford County Courtroom on Monday for a Murfreesboro Rape

A former Uber driver arrested in Rutherford County last year for rape will face the courts on Monday (April 3, 2017).

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Murfreesboro woman files rape report - Suspect a family friend
Murfreesboro woman files rape report - Suspect a family friend

A woman in her late twenties told Murfreesboro Police that she was raped at the Ramada Inn on South Church Street. The victim told police that the man was a "family friend."

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Murfreesboro woman believes she was drugged and raped
Murfreesboro woman believes she was drugged and raped

A 21 year old Murfreesboro woman drove directly to the Murfreesboro Police Department after she was allegedly raped late Saturday night or early Sunday morning (2/19/17).

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Rape reported by 19 year old Murfreesboro woman
Rape reported by 19 year old Murfreesboro woman

A 19 year old in Murfreesboro reported to police that she was raped by a man inside his Waterford Place apartment on South Church Street.

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Murder suspect takes plea deal in death of 86 year old woman
Murder suspect takes plea deal in death of 86 year old woman

We have an update on the murder of 86-year old Louis Jean Espy in Murfreesboro. William Brace killed and reportedly raped Espy in 2015...

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Suspect in rape and murder of 86 year old Murfreesboro woman due in court this March
Suspect in rape and murder of 86 year old Murfreesboro woman due in court this March

We have an update on the murder of 86-year old Louis Jean Espy in Murfreesboro. The man who allegedly killed the 86-year old woman has been charged with not only her murder, but also with two counts of rape.

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Murfreesboro woman found in the grass on Thursday raped
Murfreesboro woman found in the grass on Thursday raped

The victim was found lying in the grass next to Gentleman Jim's bar on Greenland Drive in Murfreesboro. When police noticed the woman in the pre-daylight hours of Thursday morning (1/19/17), they quickly called for paramedics.

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Man accused of killing and raping 85 year old Murfreesboro woman due in court
Man accused of killing and raping 85 year old Murfreesboro woman due in court

UPDATE: The man who allegedly killed and raped an 86-year old woman and later abused her corpse, will be in court on March 17, 2017. The TBI began investigating the death of Lois Jean Espy on February 23, 2015...

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18 year old allegedly raped in Murfreesboro
18 year old allegedly raped in Murfreesboro

An 18 year old woman told police that she was raped while spending the night with a friend.

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro man accused of murdering and raping 86 year old woman due in court in 2017
UPDATE: Murfreesboro man accused of murdering and raping 86 year old woman due in court in 2017

The TBI began investigating the death and rape of 86 year old Lois Jean Espy on February 23, 2015, the same date deputies from the Bedford County Sheriff's Department found her body on Mullins Mill Road.

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Local man charged with 3 counts of rape to face trial in December
Local man charged with 3 counts of rape to face trial in December

Police made the arrest after the charges were handed down by the December 2015 Grand Jury.

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Murfreesboro man accused of raping disabled woman
Murfreesboro man accused of raping disabled woman

The victim, who has developmental disabilities, told officers the rape occurred after the suspect took her to the Jackson Motel in Murfreesboro.

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Lascassas man to face multiple rape charges in a Rutherford County Courtroom
Lascassas man to face multiple rape charges in a Rutherford County Courtroom

A 58 year old Lascassas man is facing numerous charges for rape and aggravated statutory rape.

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Rape in Downtown Murfreesboro Under Investigation
Rape in Downtown Murfreesboro Under Investigation

The attack on the victim was said to have occurred in the area of Highland Avenue and East Sevier Street.

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Two Murfreesboro Men found GUILTY of Rape
Two Murfreesboro Men found GUILTY of Rape

While the case was opened and presented to a Grand Jury in 2015, it did not go to trial until this past week in Rutherford County.

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Murfreesboro man accused of murdering and sexually assaulting 86 year old due in court in 2017
Murfreesboro man accused of murdering and sexually assaulting 86 year old due in court in 2017

The suspect who was accused of murdering and raping 86-year old Louis Jean Espy in Murfreesboro will appear in court next year.

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Rape Reported in Parking Lot of a Store in Murfreesboro
Rape Reported in Parking Lot of a Store in Murfreesboro

A rape that was reported to have taken place in the parking lot of a store is currently under investigation in Murfreesboro. With the story, here's Ron Jordan...

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Rape Reported in Murfreesboro
Rape Reported in Murfreesboro

The young victim went to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital after the reported sexual assault took place. The woman said that the suspect is a co-worker of hers.

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Mississippi Man Arrested in Murfreesboro for Rape
Mississippi Man Arrested in Murfreesboro for Rape

Once in the U-Haul parking lot, he allegedly beat and raped the woman. The victim fought back, but suspect Rushing is accused of severely beating her.

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52 Year Old Murfreesboro Man Arrested on Three Counts of Child RAPE
52 Year Old Murfreesboro Man Arrested on Three Counts of Child RAPE

Eugene Franklin, who lives on Hunt Street, was arrested Thursday evening at his home.

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Man charged with attempted rape in Murfreesboro
Man charged with attempted rape in Murfreesboro

A Murfreesboro man has been arrested and charged with the attempted rape of a 16 year old girl.

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Sexual Assault and Rape Case Reported in Murfreesboro Tuesday
Sexual Assault and Rape Case Reported in Murfreesboro Tuesday

A rape suspect was detained by Murfreesboro Police on Tuesday at a home on Black Fox Crossing.

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Two Rape Cases in Murfreesboro in the past Two Days
Two Rape Cases in Murfreesboro in the past Two Days

Two rape cases were reported to Murfreesboro Police in the past two days. One of the cases allegedly took place in the A building of Spring Valley Apartments...

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Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Driver Charged with Rape in Murfreesboro
Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Driver Charged with Rape in Murfreesboro

A 53 year old Antioch man who works for the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities has been arrested by Murfreesboro Police and charged with rape.

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50-Year old Murfreesboro man who allegedly raped passed out woman due in court
50-Year old Murfreesboro man who allegedly raped passed out woman due in court

Two witnesses told police they saw a subject on top of her with his hands inside her shorts. The witnesses quickly called the police...

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Update: No charges filed in alleged rape of woman by he hands of six men
Update: No charges filed in alleged rape of woman by he hands of six men

"The detective did not find the scene conditions conducive to the reported assault. Additionally, other evidence collected did not match the allegations."

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Alleged rape of woman by a gang of six men remains under investigation in Murfreesboro
Alleged rape of woman by a gang of six men remains under investigation in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police continue to investigate a rape that was reported December 1, 2015 that reportedly involved a gang of six men who held one woman down in the area of Lascassas Pike.

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Six men attack and rape woman on Lascassas Pike in Murfreesboro
Six men attack and rape woman on Lascassas Pike in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police continue to investigate a rape that was reported this past Tuesday that reportedly involved a gang of six men who held one woman down in the area of Lascassas Pike.

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Man who allegedly killed 22-year old Heather Maples also charged with four counts of rape
Man who allegedly killed 22-year old Heather Maples also charged with four counts of rape

WGNS has learned that Bowling has also been charged with four counts of rape, which he will also face in a Rutherford County Courtroom just 11 days before Christmas.

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UPDATE: Man accused of killing 86-year old Murfreesboro woman also charged with rape and abuse of a corpse
UPDATE: Man accused of killing 86-year old Murfreesboro woman also charged with rape and abuse of a corpse

The man who allegedly killed the 86-year old woman has been charged with not only her murder, but also with two counts of rape and one count of abuse of a corpse.

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Reported rape case leads authorities to possible suspect Monday morning
Reported rape case leads authorities to possible suspect Monday morning

Murfreesboro Police were flagged down just before 5AM on Middle Tennessee Boulevard in front of Bellwood School Monday morning.

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Woman tells Murfreesboro Police she was raped multiple times
Woman tells Murfreesboro Police she was raped multiple times

The victim told police that the first incident occurred when she went to a home near O'Brien Drive and a person she referred to as "Boogie" pointed a gun at her and held her against her will.

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Rape Aggression Defense classes start August 23rd
Rape Aggression Defense classes start August 23rd

Women on and around the MTSU campus can prepare for their own safety by taking the MTSU Police Department's new five-week fall session of free Rape Aggression Defense classes.

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Victim says she was raped in the parking lot of a Murfreesboro Apartment
Victim says she was raped in the parking lot of a Murfreesboro Apartment

On Tuesday, a woman at Altitude Apartments on Bradyville Pike told detectives that she was raped in the parking lot of the apartment complex at 1 in the morning.

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Rape being investigated in St. Andrews Drive area
Rape being investigated in St. Andrews Drive area

Officers were called to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in reference to a sexual assault and once on the scene learned that the victim was possibly raped in the area of St. Andrews Drive.

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Murfreesboro teen said she was raped by Shelbyville man
Murfreesboro teen said she was raped by Shelbyville man

The girl said the suspect, described as around age 60 with white hair and a mustache, was at a home in eastern Shelbyville where she and a friend were visiting.

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Second rape in Murfreesboro in past 4-days
Second rape in Murfreesboro in past 4-days

Another rape has been reported in Murfreesboro. The most recent case took place at a local residence...

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Murfreesboro man says he was the victim of an attempted rape
Murfreesboro man says he was the victim of an attempted rape

"[The suspect] put a date rape drug in his drink and then later tried to have intercourse with him without his consent."

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Rape is a problem that many fear, most suspects are acquaintances
Rape is a problem that many fear, most suspects are acquaintances

The victim, who is in her early twenties, told police after a day of drinking and swimming, she went to sleep in her apartment and later awoke with an acquaintance on top of her.

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Rape reported at a local hotel in Murfreesboro
Rape reported at a local hotel in Murfreesboro

A woman visiting a local hotel in the area of Medical Center Parkway says that she was raped by an acquaintance. The 20-year old victim told officers she came in contact with the male culprit...

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Man to file plea in Murfreesboro rape case
Man to file plea in Murfreesboro rape case

"The white male grabbed her arm and she stated that it felt like a needle. She went on to say that she became incoherent. When she 'came to' she had no memory of anything but 'feels' something may have happened."

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Nashville man arrested in Murfreesboro Child Rape Case - Victim only 12
Nashville man arrested in Murfreesboro Child Rape Case - Victim only 12

A man accused of molesting the 12-year old daughter of his girlfriend has been named in a Murfreesboro investigation.

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19-Year old woman reports she was raped in Murfreesboro
19-Year old woman reports she was raped in Murfreesboro

In the most recent case, a 19-year old woman in Murfreesboro told police that she was raped while spending the night at a home in the area of Mercury Boulevard.

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29-Year old to face attempted rape, assault and kidnapping charges in court Wednesday
29-Year old to face attempted rape, assault and kidnapping charges in court Wednesday

Johnson is facing four charges for aggravated assault, two charges for aggravated kidnapping, one count of attempted rape...

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DNA Testing links Smyrna man to 2011 rape
DNA Testing links Smyrna man to 2011 rape

Victim: “The white male grabbed her arm and she stated that it felt like a needle. She went on to say that she became incoherent. When she ‘came to’ she had no memory of anything but ‘feels’ something may have happened.”

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FREE Rape Defense Class

The MTSU Police Department will be conducting a free RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) class beginning April 8 for all interested female MTSU students, faculty and staff as well as the general public.

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Woman raped after answering knock on hotel door in Murfreesboro

A knock at the hotel door turned out to be a rapist who forced his way in attacking the female victim. 

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UPDATE: Rape Testing Kits Backlogged in Memphis by 12,000 - What about Rutherford County and Murfreesboro?

UPDATE: New York-based Rape Kit Action Project says that there are more than 12,000 untested rape kits going back to the 1980s in places like Memphis, Tenn. We talked to State Representative Mike Sparks who lives in Smyrna about this issue and he suggested that even though the rape kit “testing backlog” does not exist in Rutherford County...

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Rape of a Child is One of Four Charges Local Suspect will Face in Court This Month
Arron Nauman is facing a single charge of “Rape of a Child” in court this month in Rutherford County. 
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Lascassas Man is GUILTY for Raping 5-YEAR OLD
Lascassas Man is GUILTY for Raping 5-YEAR OLD
A Lascassas man accused of raping a preschool girl on several occasions was convicted this week in a Rutherford County Courtroom.
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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Man Charged in Rape of 14-Year Old - Living in Apartment and Not on Lease
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Man Charged in Rape of 14-Year Old - Living in Apartment and Not on Lease
As reported earlier, officers placed Dequarius Scott under arrest after the mother of a teenage girl reported that her daughter had been raped by the subject.
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Murfreesboro Man in Salem Cove Area Facing 30-Criminal Charges Stemming from Alleged Rape Case
Murfreesboro Man in Salem Cove Area Facing 30-Criminal Charges Stemming from Alleged Rape Case
UPDATE on the case involving a Salem Cove resident in Murfreesboro is facing a number of charges dealing with a reported rape that allegedly started when the victim was only 12-years of age.
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Woman Allegedly Raped, Left in Restaurant Bathroom and Found by Employee the Following Morning

The owner of a local business was suggested in the incident report as being someone who was allegedly with her at the restaurant.

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UPDATE: Murreesboro Police Bust Man Who Allegedly Convinced Teen at Local Swimming Pool to Go Home With Him
UPDATE: Murreesboro Police Bust Man Who Allegedly Convinced Teen at Local Swimming Pool to Go Home With Him
After a number of days passed, Barrow again arraigned for the 14-year old to once again meet with him at his apartment to allegedly have sex, according to an MPD Arrest Report.
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Victim Reports Being Raped After Meeting Someone Online
For the second time in as little as 3 weeks, a local woman has reported being raped after meeting someone online. 
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CraigsList Rape Case Reported in Murfreesboro - Suspect Gives His Name
After the alleged sexual attack took place the 6’5” man handed the victim her clothing and stated, “Most people tip me.” His statement would suggest other victims exist.
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Possibly the Second Rape Within the Past Three Weeks Now Under Investigation
Instead of breaking up what may have been a sexual assault, the roommate simply left the room, according to the report on file at the MPD.
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UPDATE: 'Rape' prosecution related bill likely to pass in TN
Under this proposed bill, it does not matter if police lack the name of a suspect to put with the DNA, just as long as charges are established in the circumstances surrounding the DNA evidence.
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State could extend statue of limitations on rape suspects
Rape is the most invasive and personally debilitating crime that is reported in Tennessee. 
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