Man accused of raping 12-year-old released on bond

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl is free on bond Thursday afternoon.

Volon Sexton, 62, appeared in court where his bond was set at $75,000.

He paid it and was ordered to reappear before a judge at the end of February.

According to investigators, the girl told them Sexton, who was like a father to her, was drunk when he allegedly sexually assaulted her.

She said she was scared because he usually carries a gun.

The girl told her parents about the incident when she got home.

Sexton was charged with rape of a child and aggravated sexual battery.

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