(Rutherford County, TN) The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied an appeal from moving forward that was originally heard in the Rutherford County Courts. The case involved a man who was arrested by LaVergne Police in August of 2016 and charged with especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a child. The case involving Ronald David Harris was given to the Rutherford County Grand Jury in 2017, which resulted in additional charges.
In August of 2017, Harris plead guilty to three counts of especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor. He was then sentenced to ten years on each count for an effective term of thirty years. Harris was also indicted for nine sexually related felony offenses in Wilson County, which were ultimately resolved in the same negotiated plea agreement with his plea to one count of rape of a child in exchange for a sentence of twenty-five years concurrent with his Rutherford County sentence.
Harris previously filed an appeal with the Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee, which was denied in 2021. When the Tennessee Supreme Court received an appeal, they too denied the case from moving forward and agreed with the conviction that was executed by the Circuit Court of Rutherford County.
Rutherford County No. 75CC1-2018-CR-80100