Loogootee Man Arrested After Allegedly Raping, Battering Woman

(LOOGOOTEE) – A Loogootee man was arrested after police say he attacked and raped a woman.

Police arrested 46-year-old Charles Kline on charges of rape, criminal confinement, battery with a deadly weapon causing injury, strangulation and intimidation with a deadly weapon.

Police are not releasing any details of the crime.

Martin County Prosecutor Aureola Wright says that she had represented Kline in a previous case and that she would be in a conflict of interest if she pursued the matter. She has recused herself from the case and requested that a special prosecutor be appointed.

Kline is being held in the Martin County Jail without bond.

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