• Tennessee man accused of raping child nightly for 3 years

    By: Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

    PARSONS, Tenn. -

    A 58-year-old man is behind bars after police said he raped a child nightly over a three-year period.

    According to the Jackson Sun, William Paul Godwin of Parsons, Tennessee, was arrested Sunday and charged with 12 counts of child rape, as well as one count of continuous child rape, authorities said.

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    Godwin is accused of forcing the girl into sexual intercourse nightly beginning in fall 2012, when she was 5, the Sun reported. The victim said the rapes continued until summer 2015, according to court documents.

    Godwin was jailed on $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court July 8, WBBJ reported.

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