A Murfreesboro man originally charged with rape has now been convicted in a Rutherford County courtroom.
There has been a turn of events for a woman convicted on charges that included the rape of her son in Rutherford County between 1999 and 2003.
The case was heard over a two-and-a-half-day trial in Rutherford County Circuit Court and the outcome of the trial equaled a guilty plea filed by a Stone Mountain, Georgia man who victimized a female in Murfreesboro.
After learning from a viral social media post that sexual assault victims must leave their underwear with investigators, a Rutherford County moms group decided to supply the emergency room at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford with clean undergarments, slippers, and blankets for ladies in need.
UPDATE: WGNS has more news on a Murfreesboro man charged with the Rape of a Child under the age of 13.
A man convicted of rape in nearby Bedford County nearly 17 years ago remains in prison, but also maintains his innocence.
The case started with a referral from the Department of Children Services followed by an investigation by the Detective Tommy Roberts with the Murfreesboro Police Special Victims Unit.
A sex assault kit that was performed on the victim at the hospital was submitted to the TBI crime lab in 2018 and the results came back 9 months later.
Murfreesboro Police were recently called to a gas station at the corner of John R. Rice Blvd and Old Fort Parkway in reference to a rape.
It was around mid to late December that a man sexually assaulted a teen victim whom lived in the home the suspect was visiting, according to police reports.
After notifying her place of employment about the attack she says that the Human Resource department failed to take action on separating the two.
A 43 year old woman in Murfreesboro told police that she was raped inside her Jackson Motel room on NW Broad Street.
Daniel Sullivan was originally taken into custody in January of 2018 after being charged with two counts of rape. At the time of his arrest, Sullivan was attending college in Murfreesboro.
A 26-year-old man by the name of Austin Poteete has been arrested in Murfreesboro and charged with "Rape," according to a police arrest report.
UPDATE: A Grundy County pastor, William E. "Tim" Smith, Jr. of the Palmer Church of God pleaded guilty on Friday (March 8, 2019) to attempted child rape in a case involving a 12-year-old girl.
GRAPHIC: The 30 year old suspect was charged with one count of "Aggravated Rape" and one count of "Aggravated Domestic Assault." The suspect will now see his case go before a Rutherford County Grand Jury where more charges could be handed down.
Looney will remain behind bars as originally sentenced in the Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom of Judge Keith Siskin. Looney will be released from prison when he is 101 years old.
The 41 year old victim told authorities that she was in her bedroom getting dressed when she was forcibly raped by the suspect.
A rape suspect by the name of Luis Fernando Canizalez Pacgeco has been arrested after an investigation by the Murfreesboro Police Special Victims Unit.
GRAPHIC: "Mr. Joshua Reeves also kicked the victim multiple times. Mr. Joshua Reeves then tied the victims hands up, put a bag over her head..."
A 42 year old Lexmark Circle man in Murfreesboro has been arrested for allegedly raping his niece.
William "Tate" Hightower was arrested in Murfreesboro on multiple charges dealing with the rape of a child in 2017.
The man accused of attacking and raping an 85 year old woman in her garage was CONVICTED in a Rutherford County Courtroom on Tuesday (Dec. 11, 2018).
A 60-year old Candlewick Court man has been charged with rape and domestic assault.
According to police reports, Matthew Kluge was accused of raping a woman in 2017. The case was investigated by Murfreesboro Police Detective Michael Yates.
A plea date for an aggravated rape suspect is nearing in the Rutherford County Courts.
The teen is accused of molesting a 5 year old child on May 19 and a 4 year old on July 19 in restroom facilities at the fairgrounds in Alexandria, TN during separate ATV racing events.
Just 13 miles from the edge of Rutherford County in Alexandria, Tennessee.... Alexandria Police Chief Chris Russell said in a prepared statement that his department arrested and charged a 16 year old boy with 2 counts of rape of a child.
CAPTURED in Warren County, TN: Blanton was found guilty of four counts of Rape of a Child and two counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery. He was awaiting a Wednesday sentencing when he escaped this Monday morning.
The 47-year-old Weir is facing a 16-count indictment after being charged with having sex with a 15-year-old Coffee County student in 2015.
The arrest, made by Detective Tommy Roberts on June 1st, came after police were called to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in regards to the potential case.
33 Year old Robert Davis of Stone Mountain, Georgia has been arrested in Murfreesboro on two counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery.
48 Year old Jeffery Allen Anderson has been charged with three counts of "Rape of a Child" and one count of "Aggravated Assault."
A man by the name of Jonathan Matthew Alexander will appear in the courts this Friday. Alexander is facing a number of charges due to alleged contact with a minor.
Smyrna police arrested Keith Emanuel Cooper after a Grand Jury Indictment was handed down in court. The subject is facing 6 counts of "Rape of a Child."
Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Andrea Knox will be in court as one of the subjects she arrested in 2017 appears before Judge David Bragg. Knox investigates cases of child rape on a daily basis in our community.
Too often, sexual assault victims fail to come forward due to self-blame. Shelly Wright, Sexual Assault Therapist with the local Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Service Office in Murfreesboro stated...
Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a Franklin, TN man accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a minor.
A child sex abuse case has lead to rape charges being filed against a Florida pastor who visited Murfreesboro. The two victims in the case are sisters. The case was originally opened in 2017.
A 36-year-old Tullahoma man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to 23 counts raping a 14-year-old, allegedly since the age of 5.
According to arrest documents, 21 year old Michael A. Springman allegedly showed up at the victims home and tried to talk an underage girl into letting him inside.
The victim, who was 18 at the time, told the investigator that she "protested and asked him to stop."
Mr. Frame was charged by Coffee County Deputy Brandon Reed with Rape of a Child.
A 21-year-old man has been charged with rape in Murfreesboro. Elijah C. Hartman was charged with rape after a woman filed a complaint with police stating that she was in bed when...
According to an arrest warrant filed on Monday (Jan. 8, 2018), beginning at approximately age 5 (2004) and continuing until the female victim was approximately age 12 in 2011, Jewell Daniel Frame age 71...
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.
Murfreesboro Detectives are investigating a rape that was reported on December 16th. The rape was said to have occurred...
Murfreesboro Police have been working with TBI and have developed a composite sketch of the suspect..
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.
Murfreesboro Police continue to investigate the rape of an 85 year old woman who lives in the Mitchell Neilson area. The woman was attacked around 1:00 in the afternoon on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. WARNING: This story contains strong language and description of a violent crime
New information from Grundy County, Tennessee reveals two of the five football players charged in an attempted rape case were involved in a previous incident...
Murfreesboro Police detectives are busy with at least four new rape investigations.
44 Year old Ryan Stone of Murfreesboro has been charged with one count of statutory rape. The Wenlon Drive man will make his initial court appearance on November 21st.
UPDATE: The team was forced to cancel their game against Upperman High School in Putnam County. This comes after five of the team's players were charged with attempted aggravated rape.
An incident involving hazing is under investigation in nearby Grundy County. Director of Schools Jessie Kinsey says that a hazing incident did happen at Grundy County High School football field house.
At MTSU, the number of rape reports has gone down from 7 in 2015 to only 2 in 2016.
A 25 year old Nashville man has been charged by Murfreesboro Police with Aggravated Rape and Aggravated Domestic Assault.
Murfreesboro Police are investigating the rape of an 18-year old woman, who lives on the MTSU campus.
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 36-year-old Murfreesboro man facing child rape charges will be in Circuit Court this October...
UPDATED DATES: The Oakland High School teacher who was suspended without pay after a criminal investigation landed three charges of "Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure" against him is due in court on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Smyrna man, who is charged with multiple counts of rape and battery.
Despite Montgomery's arguments and plea for a new trial, it won't happen. Montgomery will remain behind bars for her six child rape convictions.
Murfreesboro Detective Kristy Inglish with the Human Trafficking Division found an ad on Craigslist where a man was seeking a woman and her daughter to engage in sexual activity.
A now former Uber driver in Murfreesboro who was charged with the rape of a 22-year-old woman he picked up in 2015 was recently in Circuit Court.
Thatcher was originally arrested in 2016 when the investigation results were handed to a Grand Jury.
A 30-year old Shelbyville woman told Murfreesboro Police she was raped on Chaffin Place.
Soffiantino has since been charged with three counts of statutory rape by an authority figure. He will be arraigned in court before Judge Bragg on the 14th of August.
A 33-year old Jetton Drive woman reports to Murfreesboro Police she was raped.
A 44-year old Lewisburg man has been arrested by Murfreesboro Police, charged with rape.
A 42-year old Duson Boulevard man has been charged with rape. Scott Derrick Johnson was arrested Monday by Murfreesboro Police detectives.
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 nearby Tullahoma Firefighter has been suspended following his arrest on sex charges in Moore County...
A former Uber driver arrested in Rutherford County last year for rape will face the courts on Monday (April 3, 2017).
A 36-year old Culleoka woman reported to Murfreesboro Police she was raped during a photo shoot.
The suspect will file a plea to one charge of Aggravated Sexual Battery and two counts of Rape of a Child on April 26, 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.
A Murfreesboro Fire Fighter is under investigation for accusations of rape.
Two men in Murfreesboro have been charged with aggravated rape. Antoine L. Gore, Jr. and Deshon Webb were arrested on Wednesday (2/15/17) by Murfreesboro Police.
A 54-year old woman reports she was raped by an acquaintance at the Walter Hill Park.
A man who was arrested in Antioch in 2011 for the attempted rape of a 15 year old in LaVergne has asked for post-conviction relief, but that won't happen.
The rape allegedly took place in a rural wooded area in Rutherford County, according to the 38 year old victim.
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.
UPDATED 1/10/17: Originally, that request was scheduled to be made this past September, but after breaking his leg while in prison, the trial had to be delayed.
An 18 year old woman told police that she was raped while spending the night with a friend.
A 20-year old Murfreesboro woman reported she was raped. Over the weekend, she contacted Murfreesboro Police.
The nearby Wilson County Sheriff's Office arrested a Rutherford County Sheriff's corrections officer after a lengthy sex abuse investigation.
A man who drugged a high school student and then raped her has been convicted in Rutherford County. WGNS' Ron Jordan has more...
The victim, who has developmental disabilities, told officers the rape occurred after the suspect took her to the Jackson Motel in Murfreesboro.
Daniel Austin Freeze of Manchester was arrested recently on indictments for rape.
A 58 year old Lascassas man is facing numerous charges for rape and aggravated statutory rape.
An aggravated rape and especially aggravated burglary was reported in Murfreesboro on East Main Street this past Friday.
Jewell Moses Bess will be in court on November 28th to appeal his case.
The attack on the victim was said to have occurred in the area of Highland Avenue and East Sevier Street.
44 Year old Bueso was arrested on the charge and will be arraigned in court on October 24th. His plea date has been set for December 1, 2016.
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 50 year old resident told police the rape and assault took place on September 17, 2016.
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 girl told an officer that the man had been raping her since she was 5 years old.
It is now official, the Tennessee Supreme Court has denied a petition for a new trial for Lascassas (Rutherford County) Sex Offender Mark Looney.
Nashville Metro Police have yet to make an arrest in a rape case that unfolded near Percy Priest Lake at the Hamilton Creek Recreation Center, so WGNS thought that we would further circulate the information in case our listeners have any details for detectives.
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.
Now, Harris, 37, of Bulls Gap, Tennessee was located and arrested in Perry, Oklahoma. He was transported to the Noble County Jail where he is being held as a Fugitive from Justice.
An aggravated rape charge has been filed by a Murfreesboro woman. The victim, who is 26 years old, went to the police department on Saturday afternoon to report the rape.
UPDATE: As of Thursday (6/23/16), Irwin was in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center and will soon be transported to a state prison.
UPDATE: A 20-year old Murfreesboro man who was accused of raping a child will file a plea in a Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom on July 26, 2016.
UPDATE: The 39-year old convicted sex offender from Nashville was charged with two counts of "Rape of a Child" and three counts of "Aggravated Sexual Battery."
A 20-year old man will face the Rutherford County Courts on Monday June 20th, to formerly hear the "Aggravated Rape" charges against him.
22 Year old Michael Hayes, who was arrested after Smyrna Police contacted media this past March in their attempt to locate the man, will go before a Rutherford County Judge next month.
A 20-year old Murfreesboro has been accused of raping a child.
Eugene Franklin, who lives on Hunt Street, was arrested Thursday evening at his home.
Police were called to The Grove Apartment complex off of Halls Hill Pike by the victim's roommate.
A 35-year old Nashville woman reports to Murfreesboro Police she was raped. Officer Grant Perry was called to a New Salem Highway address Sunday afternoon around 6:30 after being called by the victim.
A 48-year old woman reports she was raped. Murfreesboro Police Officer Sean Martin reports he met up with the victim at a Northfield Boulevard business.
A Murfreesboro man has been arrested and charged with the attempted rape of a 16 year old girl.
A 19-year old West Thompson Lane woman reported to Murfreesboro Police she was raped.
A rape suspect was detained by Murfreesboro Police on Tuesday at a home on Black Fox Crossing.
The event marks MTSU's participation in the International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence, an enterprise of the nonprofit organization Venture Humanity Inc...
A Murfreesboro man was arrested after he allegedly headed to Georgia with the idea of meeting a 15-year old girl.
Middle Tennessee residents are being asked by the police department in Nashville to be on the lookout for a subject who sexually assaulted a female on March 14, 2016.
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...
The March Rutherford County Grand Jury indicted an Antioch Uber driver in an alleged Halloween night rape of Murfreesboro woman.
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.
A 25-year old Murfreesboro woman says that she was the recent victim of aggravated sexually battery and possibly rape, according to a police incident report.
Circuit Court Judge Royce Taylor denied requests for acquittal and a new trial by a woman serving 40 years in prison for raping her oldest son when he was a child.
Rick Brock is wanted by the Claiborne County Sheriff's Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for four counts of Rape of a Child and four counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.
"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.
Cornelius Lorenzo McEwen, 20, of West Warren Street was arrested Dec. 2 by campus police at MTSU while he attended a basketball game at the school.
37-Year old Juan Carlos Martinez who lives in Murfreesboro has been arrested after an investigation involving inappropriate relations with a child.
The 21-year old victim told police she was watching a movie with a male friend when she fell asleep. She awoke to the 23-year old on top of her.
A Bedford County Sheriff's Office report says, the accused man, Billy Ray Bowling, 34, of U.S. 231 South allegedly entered the bedroom...
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.
Raul Monroy of Shelbyville was arrested Thursday night for raping a Tullahoma woman at her residence.
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.
The child was examined by Our Kids in Nashville on September 29 and doctors did find evidence consistent with abuse.
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.
Metro Sex Crimes detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the man who digitally raped a female resident of Brentridge Apartments in South Nashville after entering her apartment through an unlocked door late Sunday night.
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.
On Sunday (June 21), a male subject was the operator of a vehicle that was stationary with his emergency flashers on located at Interstate 24 westbound near the 127 mile-marker in Coffee County.
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.
Steven Armstrong was wanted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on the charge of rape. Armstrong and three other subjects assaulted the victim...
52-year old Angela Elizabeth Montgomery will be in prison until she is at least 90. With more, here is NewsRadio WGNS' Ron Jordan...
The MTSU Police Department will offer a free five-week series of Rape Aggression Defense, classes beginning Wednesday, June 10, for MTSU students, faculty and staff, along with the general public.
We have since learned that the suspect, who once lived in Murfreesboro, was found guilty on six of those counts of "Rape of a Child."
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."
The U.S. Marshals Service and Murfreesboro Police are looking for a dangerous suspect who is accused of attacking two women.
Coffee County Head Baseball Coach Brad Weir was arrested Tuesday morning by Manchester Police. Weir was charged with Statutory Rape by an authority figure.
Nicholas Keith Phillips of Leanna Road received a forty-year sentence to be served at 100%, but now contends that the evidence is insufficient to support the convictions and that his dual convictions for the offenses violate principles of double jeopardy.
A suspect wanted for allegedly raping a 3-year-old girl was apprehended Wednesday in Nashville by U.S. Marshals and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Fugitive Apprehension Unit.
The victim told police that she was with Johnson when he offered to take her and her children to church the following morning.
We spoke to Murfreesboro Police Sgt. Kyle Evans on Monday to see if an arrest has been made and he told us that...
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.
The MTSU Police Department is offering a free five-week fall series of RAD, or Rape Aggression Defense, classes beginning Thursday, Sept. 11...
When he failed to show up for court, a capias was issued for his arrest.
"He failed to appear and it was learned at that time that he had cut his tracking bracelet off and has allegedly fled from the state of Tennessee..."
A man accused of rape in Smyrna last year will be arraigned in court on Monday (Aug.18, 2014).
According to the warrants, in addition to the bruises the victim also had her head shaven as punishment for not participating.
Johnson is facing four charges for aggravated assault, two charges for aggravated kidnapping, one count of attempted rape...
A 33-year old sex offender who failed to properly check in as required by law has been rearrested.
The entire 12 hour course is broken down into 4 separate, 3 hour classes. The course is designed to teach students techniques for physical...
MURFREESBORO — The MTSU Police Department will be conducting a series of free RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) classes in June for all interested female MTSU students, faculty and staff as well as the general public.
The charges against 43-year old Beck stem from a case that dates back to 2010. When he was arrested 4-years ago he was released from the Rutherford County jail after posting a $1-million bond...
37-Year old Clint Cielto, who was arrested in Rutherford County on February 4th, will head to court later this month.
A Clarksville man convicted for the aggravated statutory raping a 14-year old Murfreesboro area child in 2013 has won the first step in a recent appeal released on Wednesday by the Court of Criminal Appeals.
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...
Tennessee is among at least 17 states with proposals that range from requiring law enforcement agencies to inventory their rape kits to analyzing them in a certain amount of time.
The owner of a local business was suggested in the incident report as being someone who was allegedly with her at the restaurant.
The Murfreesboro Police Department will be conducting a Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) class for women only this October.
In this most recent video, the woman we spoke to told WGNS that she is homeless because she has been on the run from a domestic violence situation.
A 32 year old Christiana woman was raped by three black males. The incident happened last week at the Murfreesboro Motel on Northwest Broad. The police report indicated the woman was visibily distraught and uncooperative, only confirming she was sexually assaulted.
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