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Paducah man arrested, charged with rape

Joshua Cozart (Courtesy: Paducah Police Department) Joshua Cozart (Courtesy: Paducah Police Department)

A Paducah man is accused of assaulting and raping a woman.

According to the Paducah Police Department, officers were called to a home on Monday evening after a woman reported a man had raped and assaulted her.

Investigators said 30-year-old Joshua Cozart kicked the door of the victim's home open and attacked her. According to police, Cozart then tied the victim up and raped her.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with fractured bones in her face and other places. According to police, the woman has an active domestic violence order against Cozart. That order prohibits him from having contact with her.

Paducah Police got a tip that Cozart was at a home in Marion, Kentucky. Police there assisted in arresting him Tuesday afternoon.

Cozart is in the McCracken County Regional Jail. He faces charges of kidnapping, first degree rape, first degree sodomy, second degree assault, and violation of an EPO/DVO.

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