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April 10, 2014

Cannon man jailed for first-degree rape

CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

A Cannon man remains behind bars today facing first-degree rape and other charges after his arrest by the Kentucky State Police Tuesday.

Bobby L. Hill, 33, remains jailed in the Knox County Detention Center under a $50,000 cash bond.

According to KSP Post 10 Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs, about 5 p.m. Monday, state law enforcement received a call from Knox County Hospital concerning a female being victim to rape.

KSP Trooper Chad Gregory went to the hospital to investigate, and, according to Jacobs, preliminary findings reportedly implicate Hill in the rape.

“(Hill allegedly) assaulted and forcibly raped a white female in a remote location of Knox County,” he said.

Hill then allegedly drove the victim to a location in the Flat Lick area, where he forced her to exit her own vehicle, according to Jacobs.

He then allegedly drove away, leaving the woman stranded.

Jacobs said on Tuesday, Hill was found and arrested.

Besides first-degree rape, Hill faces charges of leaving the scene of an accident, second-degree assault, theft by unlawful taking property valued at more than $500 but less than $10,000, and first-degree unlawful imprisonment. JailTracker records list different bonds for these charges — the highest bond being the $50,000 cash bond.

No court date has yet been set in this case.

Gregory was assisted by other troopers at the scene, as well as the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

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