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Doweltown Man Indicted for Alleged Sexual Contact with 13 Year Old Girl
Doweltown Man Indicted for Alleged Sexual Contact with 13 Year Old Girl

The grand jury Monday returned a sealed indictment against 41 year old Bobby Lee Anderson of Old Mill Hill Road, Dowelltown charging him with sexual battery by an authority figure.

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16 Year Old Charged with 2 Counts of Rape of a Child
16 Year Old Charged with 2 Counts of Rape of a Child

Just 13 miles from the edge of Rutherford County in Alexandria, Tennessee.... Alexandria Police Chief Chris Russell said in a prepared statement that his department arrested and charged a 16 year old boy with 2 counts of rape of a child.

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Cannon County man arrested for child's injuries, swelling on the brain
Cannon County man arrested for child's injuries, swelling on the brain

A 23 year old Cannon County father was arrested after his 11-month-old baby was rushed to the hospital over the weekend with head trauma.

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CAPTURED: Convicted Child Rapist Escapes Jail - TBI Warns TN Residents to Be On The Lookout
CAPTURED: Convicted Child Rapist Escapes Jail - TBI Warns TN Residents to Be On The Lookout

CAPTURED in Warren County, TN: Blanton was found guilty of four counts of Rape of a Child and two counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery. He was awaiting a Wednesday sentencing when he escaped this Monday morning.

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Murfreesboro Police Re-Open Cold Case Involving the Death of a Child in 2016, Arrest Made
Murfreesboro Police Re-Open Cold Case Involving the Death of a Child in 2016, Arrest Made

A woman by the name of Emily M. Hart has been arrested by Murfreesboro Police and charged with Aggravated Child Abuse. The case started in 2016 at 1730 Haynes Drive in Murfreesboro.

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Child Rape charges and more Filed Against 35 Year old man in Murfreesboro
Child Rape charges and more Filed Against 35 Year old man in Murfreesboro

A man by the name of Jonathan Matthew Alexander will appear in the courts this Friday. Alexander is facing a number of charges due to alleged contact with a minor.

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Smyrna Arrest: 6 Counts of
Smyrna Arrest: 6 Counts of "Rape of a Child"

Smyrna police arrested Keith Emanuel Cooper after a Grand Jury Indictment was handed down in court. The subject is facing 6 counts of "Rape of a Child."

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Man to face 4 Rape of a Child Charges after arrest by Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Detective
Man to face 4 Rape of a Child Charges after arrest by Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Detective

Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Andrea Knox will be in court as one of the subjects she arrested in 2017 appears before Judge David Bragg. Knox investigates cases of child rape on a daily basis in our community.

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65 Year old Man Accused of Inappropriate Sexual Relationship with Minor
65 Year old Man Accused of Inappropriate Sexual Relationship with Minor

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a Franklin, TN man accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a minor.

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Visiting Pastor Charged with 3 Counts of Rape in Murfreesboro
Visiting Pastor Charged with 3 Counts of Rape in Murfreesboro

A child sex abuse case has lead to rape charges being filed against a Florida pastor who visited Murfreesboro. The two victims in the case are sisters. The case was originally opened in 2017.

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11 Year old girl is the victim in a case of Aggravated Sexual Battery in Murfreesboro
11 Year old girl is the victim in a case of Aggravated Sexual Battery in Murfreesboro

A 25 year old Murfreesboro man has been arrested and charged with "Aggravated Sexual Battery." The man is accused of the sexual in nature crime against an 11 year old child.

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UPDATE: Additional charge filed against mother of Autistic child found covered in feces
UPDATE: Additional charge filed against mother of Autistic child found covered in feces

UPDATE: Police wrote in their arrest report that the child was found naked and covered in both human and dog feces that the child was eating.

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71 Year old Manchester man gets 40 year sentence for rape of a child
71 Year old Manchester man gets 40 year sentence for rape of a child

Mr. Frame was charged by Coffee County Deputy Brandon Reed with Rape of a Child.

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71 year-old Manchester Man Charged with Rape of a Child
71 year-old Manchester Man Charged with Rape of a Child

According to an arrest warrant filed on Monday (Jan. 8, 2018), beginning at approximately age 5 (2004) and continuing until the female victim was approximately age 12 in 2011, Jewell Daniel Frame age 71...

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Man accused of trafficking DeKalb County teen for sex trade
Man accused of trafficking DeKalb County teen for sex trade

During the course of the investigation, authorities determined that, in early August, 34 year old Charles Denton (DOB 4-3-83) recruited the child through social media and subsequently transported her from her home in DeKalb County to a motel in Nashville...

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Murfreesboro man allegedly places ad to have sex with child - Arrested
Murfreesboro man allegedly places ad to have sex with child - Arrested

Murfreesboro Detective Kristy Inglish with the Human Trafficking Division found an ad on Craigslist where a man was seeking a woman and her daughter to engage in sexual activity.

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Man allegedly offers to pay woman to allow him to have sex with her child
Man allegedly offers to pay woman to allow him to have sex with her child

Vanepps, who goes by the nickname of "Ed," allegedly attempted to pay the mother of a seven-year-old to have sex with her daughter, according to the original arrest report in February.

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Murfreesboro man to face Sexual Exploitation of a Minor charges
Murfreesboro man to face Sexual Exploitation of a Minor charges

"Over 100 items" of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor is what one Murfreesboro man has been charged with.

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Man allegedly offers to pay woman to allow him to have sex with her child
Man allegedly offers to pay woman to allow him to have sex with her child

The man was located at the Baymont Inn on Armory Drive near I-24 Tuesday (2/21/17). Officers took the man into custody and transported him to the Murfreesboro Police Department for questioning.

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Blaze Drive man arrested on charges for sexual battery against a 4 and 6 year old
Blaze Drive man arrested on charges for sexual battery against a 4 and 6 year old

During the confession, he allegedly admitted to molesting a four year old girl and a six year old girl.

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Rutherford County Sheriff's Correction Officer Arrested on Sex Crimes
Rutherford County Sheriff's Correction Officer Arrested on Sex Crimes

The nearby Wilson County Sheriff's Office arrested a Rutherford County Sheriff's corrections officer after a lengthy sex abuse investigation.

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Endangered Missing Child in Middle Tennessee Area
Endangered Missing Child in Middle Tennessee Area

Law enforcement officials are concerned because a mobile methamphetamine lab was found in the vehicle belonging to the parents of the 8 month old.

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UPDATE: Court Date Changed for Michael Campbell who was accused of Aggravated Sexual Battery of a child
UPDATE: Court Date Changed for Michael Campbell who was accused of Aggravated Sexual Battery of a child

According to the courts, the charges were for the aggravated sexual battery of a child under the age of 13. Aggravated Sexual Battery is a charge that indicates the incident was accompanied by force or coercion...

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Two Children Found to be Wandering in a Murfreesboro Parking Lot
Two Children Found to be Wandering in a Murfreesboro Parking Lot

A 21 year old Murfreesboro woman has been arrested and charged with two counts of "Attempted Aggravated Child Neglect."

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Woman with small child in car charged with DUI in Murfreesboro
Woman with small child in car charged with DUI in Murfreesboro

In the back seat of the car, officers observed a small child walking around...

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Man accused of using online advertisements to solicit underage minors
Man accused of using online advertisements to solicit underage minors

While the arrest was made in Nashville, WGNS is releasing this story due to police stating that an arranged meeting with the suspect and the child whom he thought was 13 took place close to Rutherford County.

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Reaching Out to Ease the Pain from the Loss of a Child
Reaching Out to Ease the Pain from the Loss of a Child

Thousands of Tennessee families lose a pregnancy or newborn child every year, and experts say the loss can devastate an entire family, particularly when they don't access help that is otherwise available.

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Had your license suspended for failure to pay child support? You may be able to get it back!
Had your license suspended for failure to pay child support? You may be able to get it back!

Effective July 1, 2015, noncustodial parents in Tennessee who have their licenses suspended or revoked due to nonpayment of child support may be eligible to apply for and receive a restricted driver's license...

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Murfreesboro man convicted of molesting two 5 year olds files appeal in case
Murfreesboro man convicted of molesting two 5 year olds files appeal in case

Marcus Smartt, who was sentenced to spend 20-years behind bars by Judge David Bragg, filed a motion of "mistrial" with the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.

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198 Dispatched calls to locations in Smyrna involving child abuse / neglect in 2013
198 Dispatched calls to locations in Smyrna involving child abuse / neglect in 2013

In 2013 there were 198 dispatched calls from dispatchers to Smyrna Police Officers involving suspected child abuse or neglect.

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Suspect in Murfreesboro charged with
Suspect in Murfreesboro charged with "Sexual Exploitation of a Minor"

A 32-year old Murfreesboro man is facing some serious charges dealing with a young child.

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Child rapist in Murfreesboro denied a new trial by the Tennessee Supreme Court
Child rapist in Murfreesboro denied a new trial by the Tennessee Supreme Court

A man indicted by a Rutherford County Grand Jury for raping a child and then later convicted has been denied a new trial.

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Man with 2-year old in SUV charged with DUI around 4PM Monday
Man with 2-year old in SUV charged with DUI around 4PM Monday

Police called the Department of Children Services and awaited for their arrival, but they never showed up.

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Woman accused of not properly feeding child to appear in court
Woman accused of not properly feeding child to appear in court

The local mother who was arrested after DCS notified Murfreesboro Police that she had not been properly feeding her young child will soon appear in court.

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Child support non-payment can land your picture on the Sheriff's Department App for All to See
Child support non-payment can land your picture on the Sheriff's Department App for All to See

A man wanted by authorities in Rutherford County allegedly owes over $50 grand in child support payments.

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2014 Healing Field this weekend in Murfreesboro
2014 Healing Field this weekend in Murfreesboro

At 8:00 AM on Saturday May 24, the grassy field will be transformed into a field of 800 three foot by five foot American Flags...

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Four year old struck by vehicle Wednesday night in Christiana

UPDATE: A young child was hit by a vehicle on Wednesday evening in Rutherford County. The accident occurred on Laurel Lane behind Christiana Middle School.

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2014 Healing Field in Murfreesboro
2014 Healing Field in Murfreesboro

At 8:00 AM on Saturday May 24, the grassy field will be transformed into a field of 800 three foot by five foot American Flags...

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Man Accused of Aggravated Child Abuse to Remain Behind Bars Until Court Date Due to ICE Detainer
Man Accused of Aggravated Child Abuse to Remain Behind Bars Until Court Date Due to ICE Detainer

In the report that WGNS obtained, it states that the 35-year old was mad at the child because the child was not counting numbers correctly. The child had multiple bruises on his back, buttocks, face and neck when police got involved in the case.

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Rape of a Child is One of Four Charges Local Suspect will Face in Court This Month
Arron Nauman is facing a single charge of “Rape of a Child” in court this month in Rutherford County. 
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Woman Allegedly Uses 9-Year Old Child to Steal Ugg Boots for Her
Woman Allegedly Uses 9-Year Old Child to Steal Ugg Boots for Her
The woman told the child to put the Ugg boots on and together, they walked out of the store without paying for the merchandise.
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Do You Know the Signs of Child Sexual Abuse to Look Out For? You Should...
The program helps to teach the signs of child abuse and child sexual abuse to caregivers in our community.
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ODD TIMES: Duo Allegedly Steal Crab Legs from Kroger and Leave Small Child Behind When Caught
This is where the story goes downhill. The two thieves actually left a small child behind in the shopping cart.
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Turkey Tee Off for Child Advocacy Center Went Fantastic
Ninety-six golfers enjoyed a chilly autumn morning at the third annual “Turkey Tee Off” golf tournament on Saturday at Cedar Crest golf course.
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9-Year Old Burned After Setting His Shirt on Fire

One 9-year-old boy remains in stable condition after suffering burns while apparently playing with a lighter Monday at his aunt’s home in Rockvale. Detective Randy Groce says the boy, who lives on Rockvale Road, was staying nearby with his aunt and six siblings and cousins when he apparently set his shirt on fire.

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UPDATE: Confusion Over the Name of the Person Arrested and Charged with Child Rape in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Confusion Over the Name of the Person Arrested and Charged with Child Rape in Murfreesboro
Apparently there has been some major confusion over the identity of the man accused of raping a 5-year old boy in Murfreesboro. William C. Henry was charged last week with three counts of the rape of a child.
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