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Hamilton County man charged with rape

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A Hamilton County man was taken into custody early Thursday morning for allegedly raping a female.

It happened on Cross Creek Drive just before 2:00 a.m.

Witnesses told Chattanooga Police they were looking for a particular individual when they found her asleep on the bed with her pants pulled down and the suspect touching her.

The suspect, 40-year-old Charles Ray Penney, was told to leave and it was then that police arrived at the house.

According to the affidavit the victim told police she didn't remember anything because she had passed out and that she had been drinking, but she did want to press charges.

Ray was taken into custody and transported to the Hamilton County Jail.

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