Murfreesboro Man Accused of Raping Women While They Were Unconscious; MPD Attempting to Identify More Victims

Jul 13, 2023 at 09:18 am by WGNS News

Suspect photo released by MPD

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - UPDATED – An investigation is underway by the Murfreesboro Police Department Special Victims Unit (SVU) and detectives are hoping to identify several more women who were allegedly raped by a Murfreesboro man while they were unconscious.


A Rutherford County Grand Jury indicted 38-year-old Immanuel Webb on multiple counts of rape earlier this month after a second woman came forward and said she had been sexually assaulted. Detectives served him with the indictment on Wednesday, July 12th, at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, where he was already in jail after being indicted in July of 2022 on separate rape charges. “It appears Webb has been preying on women when they were in a vulnerable state, unconscious or heavily intoxicated,” said SVU Detective Emily Speed.

The July of 2022 indictment stemmed from a rape that allegedly occurred in January of that same year. In that case, Webb is accused of raping a woman he didn’t know at her friend’s apartment after a night of drinking.

Reports also show, the July 2023 Grand Jury indictment of Webb was for a rape that occurred in January of 2020.  The 2020 rape victim reported the assault three years later in March of 2023, after a previous victim came forward in 2022.  The rape allegedly occurred at Webb’s apartment after a night of drinking at the old Whiskey Dix location on Main Street in Murfreesboro.

During the investigation, detectives found many videos and photos on Webb’s cell phone involving other unidentified women who were being sexually assaulted while unconscious or appeared to be sleeping. 

According to Murfreesboro Police, two hours after they released details of the suspect and the allegations against him, a third rape victim came forward.  MPD Public Information Officer Larry Flowers told WGNS, “As more victims come forward, detectives will be able to build a timeline of how long the rapes have been occurring.” Detective Speed said, “Some of the women may not even know they are victims.”

Webb is being held in jail locally on a $100,000 bond. A hearing is set for July 31 in Rutherford County Circuit Court.

Police want to know if there are even more victims out there. Authorities ask, “If you are a victim or know someone who could be a victim of Webb, please contact Detective Speed at 629-201-5664 or email her at”

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