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Shoals Man Jailed In Rape Case

Last updated on Thursday, September 25, 2008

(SHOALS) - Indiana State Police from the Jasper District and the martin County Sheriff’s Department took a Shoals man into custody accused of rape.

Police say a 25-year-old woman arrived at Jasper Memorial Hospital Saturday reporting she had been raped, and alleged 25-year-old Matthew Jay Collins of Shoals was the assailant.

Hospital officials report she had suffered multiple physical and sexual assaults, and on Tuesday, detectives interviewed Collins and say he admitted to the assault.

Collins was then was arrested and lodged in the Martin County jail on a felony rape charge, and is being held on $100,000 dollars bond.

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