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(Monroe Co.) WVLT-Monroe County authorities are investigating child rape allegations.
Officers say 64-year-old Jimmy Hugh Akins is charged with child rape, after the family of a six-year-old girl gave police statements surrounding the alleged crime.
Investigators say after talking with the little girl and conducting a physical exam, Akins was arrested and is now being held on a $250,000 dollar bond.
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