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Idaho TV weatherman charged with rape

TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- A south-central Idaho TV weatherman has been charged with felony rape.

Twenty-three-year-old John William Holland appeared in Twin Falls County Magistrate Court on Monday where a judge set bond at $10,000.

Police say that a woman met with the KMVT-TV weatherman at a local restaurant on Friday and went with him back to his home.

Police say the woman reported that Holland initiated sex but that the woman declined three times, but that Holland refused to stop.

Police say the woman contacted authorities who obtained a search warrant and recovered physical evidence from Holland's residence.

KMVT, a CBS affiliate, says the station is reviewing the matter and Holland is currently on leave.

"We are reviewing the information provided to us by the court about Mr. Holland's arrest and charge," the station's general manager said in a statement obtained by KBOI."We take the allegations seriously, and we will follow this situation and report on it as we would any similar case."

It's not clear if Holland has an attorney.

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