Man Charged With Rape on Closed Knoxville College Campus

A man is in custody accused of raping a woman on the closed Knoxville College campus. The assault was reported around 10:00 p.m. Sunday night on the 900 block of Knoxville College Drive.

The victim says she was approached by the suspect who threatened to assault her and then did. A bystander tried to stop the man, but was driven off by the suspect.

Officers arrived a short time later and say the suspect was still sexually assaulting the victim. The victim says the assault only stopped once officers arrived on scene and took the suspect into custody.

According to reports, 55-year-old Parvin D. Harper fought with officers as he was taken into custody. Harper was charged with Rape and Resisting Arrest.

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