Man charged with rape of unconscious woman - WKRN News 2

Man charged with rape of unconscious woman

Posted: Updated: March 12, 2014 02:33 PM CDT
Cleveland Jones, 56, is charged with raping an unconscious woman in downtown Nashville Tuesday night. Cleveland Jones, 56, is charged with raping an unconscious woman in downtown Nashville Tuesday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A man was charged with rape after passersby spotted him committing the act Tuesday night in Nashville.

Police were called to an area off of 7th Avenue South and Division Street after receiving reports of the man actively raping an unconscious female.

The callers described him as a black male wearing khaki pants and a baseball cap.  He was spotted on 8th Avenue when police arrived to the area.

Moments later, the female was located lying unconscious in a nearby field.  Police stated she was intoxicated to the point of being unable to speak with them.

She was taken to a local hospital where she was eventually able to confirm her name and that she had been raped.

The man, identified as 56-year-old Cleveland Jones, was taken into custody for questioning.  

Police say he admitted to engaging in intercourse with the victim and noted several times that she was intoxicated.

Officers concluded it was clear the victim was "physically helpless due to her level of intoxication" and "unable to engage in consensual intercourse."

Jones was arrested and charged with rape.

He is being held in the Metro jail on $75,000 bond.

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