UPDATE: A trial will take place in Murfreesboro for a Memphis man by the name of William Hightower. The suspect was arrested in Murfreesboro on multiple charges dealing with the rape of a child...
A Christmas Day rape was reported this past Sunday in Murfreesboro. Many people may not realize that most rape victims wait weeks and sometimes decades before coming forward.
The man accused of raping and killing 22-year-old Heather Maples in Murfreesboro will head to court for trial next year. Brandon Richmond Bowling allegedly killed Maples at her apartment in 2015.
The suspect faces two counts of "Rape of a Child," five counts of "Aggravated Sexual Battery," "Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure," and "Invasion of Privacy with Reasonable Expectation of Privacy." It has also been confirmed that the victim in the case is under the age of 13.
At MTSU, the number of rape reports has gone down from 7 in 2015 to only 2 in 2016.
A woman in her early twenties told police in Murfreesboro that she was the victim of rape. The incident was said to have unfolded inside her Bradyville Pike apartment...
A 19-year-old woman reported to Murfreesboro Police that she was raped by an acquaintance this past Friday night. Evidently, the man is the cousin of her boss.
A former Uber driver arrested in Rutherford County last year for rape will face the courts on Monday (April 3, 2017).
A woman in her late twenties told Murfreesboro Police that she was raped at the Ramada Inn on South Church Street. The victim told police that the man was a "family friend."
A 21 year old Murfreesboro woman drove directly to the Murfreesboro Police Department after she was allegedly raped late Saturday night or early Sunday morning (2/19/17).
A 19 year old in Murfreesboro reported to police that she was raped by a man inside his Waterford Place apartment on South Church Street.
We have an update on the murder of 86-year old Louis Jean Espy in Murfreesboro. William Brace killed and reportedly raped Espy in 2015...
We have an update on the murder of 86-year old Louis Jean Espy in Murfreesboro. The man who allegedly killed the 86-year old woman has been charged with not only her murder, but also with two counts of rape.
The victim was found lying in the grass next to Gentleman Jim's bar on Greenland Drive in Murfreesboro. When police noticed the woman in the pre-daylight hours of Thursday morning (1/19/17), they quickly called for paramedics.
UPDATE: The man who allegedly killed and raped an 86-year old woman and later abused her corpse, will be in court on March 17, 2017. The TBI began investigating the death of Lois Jean Espy on February 23, 2015...
An 18 year old woman told police that she was raped while spending the night with a friend.
The TBI began investigating the death and rape of 86 year old Lois Jean Espy on February 23, 2015, the same date deputies from the Bedford County Sheriff's Department found her body on Mullins Mill Road.
Police made the arrest after the charges were handed down by the December 2015 Grand Jury.
The victim, who has developmental disabilities, told officers the rape occurred after the suspect took her to the Jackson Motel in Murfreesboro.
A 58 year old Lascassas man is facing numerous charges for rape and aggravated statutory rape.
The attack on the victim was said to have occurred in the area of Highland Avenue and East Sevier Street.
While the case was opened and presented to a Grand Jury in 2015, it did not go to trial until this past week in Rutherford County.
The suspect who was accused of murdering and raping 86-year old Louis Jean Espy in Murfreesboro will appear in court next year.
A rape that was reported to have taken place in the parking lot of a store is currently under investigation in Murfreesboro. With the story, here's Ron Jordan...
The young victim went to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital after the reported sexual assault took place. The woman said that the suspect is a co-worker of hers.
Once in the U-Haul parking lot, he allegedly beat and raped the woman. The victim fought back, but suspect Rushing is accused of severely beating her.
Eugene Franklin, who lives on Hunt Street, was arrested Thursday evening at his home.
A Murfreesboro man has been arrested and charged with the attempted rape of a 16 year old girl.
A rape suspect was detained by Murfreesboro Police on Tuesday at a home on Black Fox Crossing.
Two rape cases were reported to Murfreesboro Police in the past two days. One of the cases allegedly took place in the A building of Spring Valley Apartments...
A 53 year old Antioch man who works for the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities has been arrested by Murfreesboro Police and charged with rape.
Two witnesses told police they saw a subject on top of her with his hands inside her shorts. The witnesses quickly called the police...
"The detective did not find the scene conditions conducive to the reported assault. Additionally, other evidence collected did not match the allegations."
Murfreesboro Police continue to investigate a rape that was reported December 1, 2015 that reportedly involved a gang of six men who held one woman down in the area of Lascassas Pike.
Murfreesboro Police continue to investigate a rape that was reported this past Tuesday that reportedly involved a gang of six men who held one woman down in the area of Lascassas Pike.
WGNS has learned that Bowling has also been charged with four counts of rape, which he will also face in a Rutherford County Courtroom just 11 days before Christmas.
The man who allegedly killed the 86-year old woman has been charged with not only her murder, but also with two counts of rape and one count of abuse of a corpse.
Murfreesboro Police were flagged down just before 5AM on Middle Tennessee Boulevard in front of Bellwood School Monday morning.
The victim told police that the first incident occurred when she went to a home near O'Brien Drive and a person she referred to as "Boogie" pointed a gun at her and held her against her will.
Women on and around the MTSU campus can prepare for their own safety by taking the MTSU Police Department's new five-week fall session of free Rape Aggression Defense classes.
On Tuesday, a woman at Altitude Apartments on Bradyville Pike told detectives that she was raped in the parking lot of the apartment complex at 1 in the morning.
Officers were called to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in reference to a sexual assault and once on the scene learned that the victim was possibly raped in the area of St. Andrews Drive.
The girl said the suspect, described as around age 60 with white hair and a mustache, was at a home in eastern Shelbyville where she and a friend were visiting.
Another rape has been reported in Murfreesboro. The most recent case took place at a local residence...
"[The suspect] put a date rape drug in his drink and then later tried to have intercourse with him without his consent."
The victim, who is in her early twenties, told police after a day of drinking and swimming, she went to sleep in her apartment and later awoke with an acquaintance on top of her.
A woman visiting a local hotel in the area of Medical Center Parkway says that she was raped by an acquaintance. The 20-year old victim told officers she came in contact with the male culprit...
"The white male grabbed her arm and she stated that it felt like a needle. She went on to say that she became incoherent. When she 'came to' she had no memory of anything but 'feels' something may have happened."
A man accused of molesting the 12-year old daughter of his girlfriend has been named in a Murfreesboro investigation.
In the most recent case, a 19-year old woman in Murfreesboro told police that she was raped while spending the night at a home in the area of Mercury Boulevard.
Johnson is facing four charges for aggravated assault, two charges for aggravated kidnapping, one count of attempted rape...
Victim: “The white male grabbed her arm and she stated that it felt like a needle. She went on to say that she became incoherent. When she ‘came to’ she had no memory of anything but ‘feels’ something may have happened.”
The MTSU Police Department will be conducting a free RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) class beginning April 8 for all interested female MTSU students, faculty and staff as well as the general public.
A knock at the hotel door turned out to be a rapist who forced his way in attacking the female victim.
UPDATE: New York-based Rape Kit Action Project says that there are more than 12,000 untested rape kits going back to the 1980s in places like Memphis, Tenn. We talked to State Representative Mike Sparks who lives in Smyrna about this issue and he suggested that even though the rape kit “testing backlog” does not exist in Rutherford County...
The owner of a local business was suggested in the incident report as being someone who was allegedly with her at the restaurant.
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