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

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

February 21st, 2012 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local - Breaking News

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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