A 73-year old Halls Hill Pike resident has been accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year old girl. The teenage victim told Murfreesboro detective Tommy Roberts what he called, â€śA very credible and compelling disclosure.â€ť
According to the arrest report, Officer Dwana Shelton collected evidence and photographs that helped to support the victimâ€™s statement. Suspect Wilson Hale was then interviewed at the police headquarters on S. Church Street and the case was later sent to a Rutherford County Grand Jury.Â
After a Grand Jury reviewed the evidence, two charges of â€śSexual Battery by an Authority Figureâ€ť landed Hale behind bars. He will appear before the courts on Monday, June 16th.
MPD Arrest Report #14-7017
39-13-522.Â Â Rape of a child.Â
(a)Â Rape of a child is the unlawful sexual penetration of a victim by the defendant or the defendant by a victim, if the victim is more than three (3) years of age but less than thirteen (13) years of age.
(b)Â Â (1)Â Rape of a child is a Class A felony.
(2)Â Â (A)Â Notwithstanding title 40, chapter 35, a person convicted of a violation of this section shall be punished as a Range II offender; however, the sentence imposed upon such person may, if appropriate, be within Range III but in no case shall it be lower than Range II.
(B)Â Section 39-13-525(a) shall not apply to a person sentenced under this subdivision (b)(2).
(C)Â Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the board of parole may require, as a mandatory condition of supervision for any person convicted under this section, that the person be enrolled in a satellite-based monitoring program for the full extent of the person's term of supervision consistent with the requirements of Â§ 40-39-302.
HISTORY:Â Acts 1992, ch. 878, Â§ 1; 1997, ch. 406, Â§ 2; 2005, ch. 353, Â§ 14; 2006, ch. 890, Â§ 22; 2007, ch. 501, Â§ 1; 2011, ch. 306, Â§ 1.