UPDATE: Johnson City woman gets 25 years for rape of a child


A Johnson City woman indicted and convicted earlier this year for sex crimes involving an underage juvenile has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Amber Nicole Ray had three additional years suspended during her hearing Friday in Criminal Court in Elizabethton. She was charged with rape of a child and incest, according to records obtained by News 5.

A jury found Ray guilty in April following a two-day trial. Investigators said the crimes occurred at a home in Elizabethon and that Ray sexually abused a child over a six-month period beginning in late 2012.