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Man pins woman with metal pipe, rapes her in vacant hotel

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A fence surrounding does not completely restrict access to the property. A fence surrounding does not completely restrict access to the property.
Merwin Hill is in jail on $250,000 bond. He's charged with aggravated rape after police found him asleep in the building. Merwin Hill is in jail on $250,000 bond. He's charged with aggravated rape after police found him asleep in the building.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC) - At Union Avenue and McLean Boulevard, at the old Country Hearth Inn and Suites, police say a 20-year-old woman was inside the vacant hotel when a man grabbed her, dragged her downstairs, held a metal pipe to her chest, and raped her.

Merwin Hill is in jail on a $250,000 bond. He's charged with aggravated rape after police found him asleep in the building.

A surrounding fence does not completely restrict access to the property.

The woman had a BB gun with her, which she tried to use to protect herself. Police say Hill was still able to overpower her and rape her before falling asleep.

A spotcrime.com report of the general area shows vandalisms, assaults, thefts. Now, add very serious sexual assault allegations from inside an ever-growing eyesore for residents.

According to court records, this is the first time Hill has been arrested in Shelby County.

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