In neighboring Wilson County, an investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of James Hall of Watertown. He is charged with statutory rape and multiple counts of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor.
At the request of 15th District Attorney General Tom Thompson, on June 12th, Special Agents began an investigation into allegations of statutory rape and solicitation of a minor by Hall.
During the course of the investigation, agents developed information that from March through May of this year, Hall had engaged in multiple offenses of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor and especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, and one offense of statutory rape.
On Monday (7/16/2018), the Wilson County Grand Jury returned indictments charging 22-year old James Wade Hall with one count of Statutory Rape, ten counts of Soliciting Sexual Exploitation of a Minor by Electronic Means (B felony), four counts of Soliciting Sexual Exploitation of a Minor by Electronic Means (E felony), and ten counts of Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.
Late Wednesday night, Hall turned himself in to authorities and was arrested. He was booked into the Wilson County Jail with a $100,000 bond.