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Independence man charged with rape of 15-year-old

A 20-year-old Independence man was charged Tuesday with raping a 15-year-old girl at her residence in Lee’s Summit.

The victim told her high school counselor on Monday that Michael J. Coyle had raped her on Sunday after her parents had left the house and he had given the victim’s younger sister a phone to keep her distracted.

According to court records, Coyle told police the girl had cried while he was raping her and told him to stop 10-15 times.

Prosecutors requested a cash bond of $100,000.

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