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Tazewell County man arrested on rape charge

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James Howard Hill Jr. 48, of Richlands, Virginia is charged with one count of rape of a physically or mentally incapacitated person. James Howard Hill Jr. 48, of Richlands, Virginia is charged with one count of rape of a physically or mentally incapacitated person.
RUSSELL COUNTY, VA (WVVA) -

A Richlands man is charged with the rape of an incapacitated person.

James Howard Hill, Jr., 48, is charged with one count of rape of a "physically or mentally incapacitated person," according to Sheriff Steve Dye with the Russell County Sheriff's Dept.

Sheriff Dye says the crime took place in August 2015 in the Maple Gap area of Russell County.

Hill was indicted by a grand jury on Monday. He is currently being held in Southwest Regional Jail in Abingdon, VA without bond.

The investigation was handled by the Russell County Sheriff's Office and the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

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