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Deputy stops rape in progress

Published On: Dec 12 2013 04:44:15 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 12 2013 04:27:33 PM CST
Carlos Enrique Alegria
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. -

UPDATE: The rape charges against Carlos Enrique Alegria were dropped on December 18, 2013. Click here for more details.

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A Washington County, Tennessee deputy is being praised after a fast response stopped a possible rape in progress.

According to the sheriff's office, the victim of the attack called dispatch and left the line open.

Deputy Darrell Collins responded to the scene and saw a vehicle pulled over on the side of the road. Collins stopped the attack and arrested Carlos Enrique Alegria.

Deputies tell us he is being charged with aggravated rape and resisting arrest.

Authorities say the victim was taken to Johnson City Medical Center.