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Woman claims man raped 9-year-old family member, imprisoned them in home

Johnnie Grovery

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A local man is now behind bars after a woman claims he raped her underage family member and then imprisoned the two inside their home over the weekend.

According to police documents, the child told her Johnnie Grovery had raped her several times over a five day period inside their Frayser home. Upset, the woman tried to call police and leave the residence, but Grovery took her phone and forced her to stay inside.

Several hours later she was able to obtain a phone and call 911.

Grovery was arrested and charged with rape of a child and false imprisonment.