81 To file plea in Rutherford County for Sexual Battery of a Child Charges This Month

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An 81 year old man who was charged with the sexual battery of a child under the age of 13 will appear in court to file a plea on July 28, 2016. Sammy Pierce who lived in Smyrna, was picked up on Friday, April 8th by Smyrna Police.

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Sergeant Bobby Gibson with the Smyrna Police Department told WGNS, "On April 7th, Smyrna Police were notified of a possible crime involving Sammy J. Pierce where he was suspected of touching a child under the age of 13 in a sexual manner. An investigation was initiated and Mr. Pierce was interviewed about the incident. Mr. Pierce confessed to the crime and on April 8th he was charged/arrested for Aggravated Sexual Battery."

Pierce remains behind bars at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center in Murfreesboro at this time. Reports indicate he has been appointed a Public Defender. Once in court to file his plea, he will face three charges of Aggravated Sexual Battery and one charges of Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure.

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