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Abingdon man charged with rape

An Abingdon man was charged Sunday with raping and threatening to stab a woman in Whiteford, according to court charging documents. The suspect and victim know each other. Bradley Barton Peeples, of the 3100 block of Laurel View Drive in Abingdon, was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree burglary, first-degree assault and armed robbery, for allegedly stealing a cell phone from the woman. The victim told police her door was kicked open and she found Peeples in her bed, according to the statement of charges. He allegedly attacked her, after which she escaped and ran to the living room, where he allegedly choked her until she blacked out several times, according to the statement...