Accused Child Rapist In Jail in Tipton County

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(Tipton County) A man is behind bars accused of raping a child in Tipton County.

Deputies originally went to Michael Rhodes home to make sure he had registered as a sex offender.

He was on probation for a previous child sex abuse conviction from Connecticut.

Deputies say he refused to open the door.

They say they negotiated with him and found children`s clothing inside.

Detectives say they had received a complaint of an alleged rape of a 5-year-old, naming Rhodes as the suspect.

Rhodes admitted to babysitting the child.

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