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Police catch Thomas Co. rape suspect

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - A wanted rape suspect is now behind bars in Thomas County. A Crimestoppers tip provided information as to the whereabouts of 32-year-old Kass Lee.

Police arrested Lee late Tuesday at a housing authority in Boston. Lee has been the subject of a manhunt since the victim, Lee's former girlfriend, told authorities she was raped and beaten.

Police say they could have not caught Lee without the community's help. "We certainly appreciate what the community does for us and assists us in doing our job and allowing us to help them," said Lt. Eric Hampton.

Lee was released from Jail July 8th after serving a 45-day sentence for a probation violation.

He was supposed to appear in court Monday on a separate battery charge involving a woman, but did not show up.

Lee is charged with rape and aggravated assault.

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