You may recall the name Matthew Whitehair from past news stories... he was the man convicted on one count of simple assault, two counts of aggravated sexual battery, two counts of sexual battery, five counts of attempted incest, one count of incest, one count of statutory rape by an authority figure, and one count of sexual battery by an authority figure
A 35-year-old Murfreesboro man arrested for allegedly molesting a child has waived a sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to three counts of sexual battery by an authority figure.
The original indictment charged James with three counts of aggravated sexual battery, three counts of sexual battery by an authority figure, exploitation of a minor by electronic means, soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor, casual exchange (adult to minor) and attempted aggravated sexual battery.
A man convicted by a jury in a Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom on two counts of rape of a child and two counts of aggravated sexual battery, is seeing post-conviction relief as approved by the State of Tennessee Criminal Appeals Court. However, the so-called relief is not in the subject's favor.
The 41-year-old man, who was indicted by the courts in 2017, was convicted after a case involving his step-daughter.
Sometimes after a court case finds someone guilty, the person convicted moves elsewhere in hopes of starting over. However, there will be no starting over for one former Tennessee lawyer who will not be allowed to have his law license reinstated after pleading guilty to child pornography charges in 2007.
Sexual predators "groom" children by using behaviors to see how far they can push children to comply with their wants and desires, said Sheriff's Detective Andrea Knox of the Family Crimes Unit.
To enhance the safety of Tennessee children, the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) has visited the homes of more than 3,188 sex offenders since October 21.
Statewide sex offender compliance sweep goes into full motion as we near Halloween next Tuesday...
A man who was convicted in 2012 for the attempted rape of a child allegedly ran from police in recent days, according to an arrest report filed by Murfreesboro Police.
Hundreds of sex offenders got unannounced visits over the weekend from officers with the Tennessee Department of Corrections.
James, whose last name WGNS agreed not to use, said that more needs to be done in rehabilitating offenders. He further suggested that more needs to be done for those who are victims...
Rehabilitation of sex offenders has been heavily discussed by psychologist over the years, with many suggesting that sex offenders cannot be rehabilitated.
On Monday, October 24, 2016 - the Tennessee Supreme Courts officially closed the case denying an appeal from Whitehair and affirming the conviction filed in the courtroom of Judge David Bragg.
Operation Blackout is a yearly, massive statewide sweep to ensure registered sex offenders under TDOC supervision follow strict guidelines for the fall season and Halloween.
The reason the subject was on the sex offender registry dates back to the 1980's.
The subject accused of fondling a 14-year old girl on a Rutherford County School Bus in 2008 and later re-arrested for violating the sex offender registry at age 20 in 2010 is now in California, according to police.
Officer Payne with the Murfreesboro Police Department explained in a report that Thomas Jones had an appointment to register, but did not show up.
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.
Legislation to add those who unlawfully photograph a person for sexual gratification to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's (TBI) Sex Offender Registry was recently highlighted by Governor Bill Haslam at a ceremony on Capitol Hill marking the signing of the new law.
Operation: Clean Sweep builds on the daily supervision of the roughly 80,000 offenders on probation and parole across Tennessee.
A wanted sex offender from La Vergne has been arrested. John Fesmire with La Vergne Police told NewsRadio WGNS Michael Cavallo has been arrested for failing to properly notify police of his release from the Rutherford County jail in 2015.
A man who was listed on the Rutherford County Most Wanted List has been captured.
A man who lives in Murfreesboro has appealed the Rutherford County Circuit Courts after learning that he has been labeled as a sex offender in the Sex Offender Registry.
A man convicted of lewd acts on a child in the 1990's has been re-arrested after he was caught walking the track inside the Patterson Park Community Center...
Smyrna Police are searching for a suspect, seen recently in town, who is on the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry and has violent tendencies.
With more and more talk of sex offender arrests in recent years, the public is somewhat confused about who has to register and how often a convict is required to check in.
Kenneth McPeak was originally charged with two counts of rape in 2012, but later plead guilty to two counts of attempted rape in 2013 in the Rutherford County courtroom of Judge David Bragg.
According to the arrest report, "Mr. Tucker revealed that he was on the sex offender registry with a minor as a victim."
According to the restrictions set forth by the Sex Offender Registry laws in Tennessee, convicted offenders are not to be within 1,000 feet of local school grounds.
Operation Blackout began Thursday night (10/22/15) and is a yearly, massive statewide sweep to ensure registered sex offenders under TDOC supervision follow strict guidelines...
A 39-year old man convicted of a sexual related offense and registered in Ohio as a sex offender was arrested in Murfreesboro.
A man previously convicted twice on sex offenses against 16-year-old girls was indicted on additional sexual offenses.
A homeless man by the name of Bill Swaner is being arraigned before Judge Bragg in a Rutherford County Courtroom this week.
60-Year old William Seigler, who was convicted on three counts of "Attempted Rape of a Child" in Rutherford County in 2008, will remain behind bars.
A convicted sex offender wanted in Bedford County for violating the Sex Offender Registry laws was captured in Murfreesboro.
A convicted sex offender in Murfreesboro has been arrested after police found him to be within 1,000 feet of a school.
A registered sex offender found to be in Old Fort Park was arrested on Monday morning around 11:00. 39-Year old Robert L. Warner was located with the help of the probation and parole office.
Prior to making an arrest, Murfreesboro Police told a convicted sex offender that you can see a sign for a day care from the entrance of a local motel.
The report further suggested that suspect Jonathan Ferrell, who is homeless himself, was violating offender rules by being in a park.
A Sunset Avenue man has been charged with violating the sex offender registry. Forty-two year old James Kasiah was arrested by Murfreesboro Police Wednesday just before 4pm after he admitted to staying in the home since December 20th.
A homeless sex offender wanted by the long arm of the law has been apprehended. 49-Year old Alexander Marable was placed on the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office top ten most wanted list after he failed to register.
A man who has been working in Murfreesboro since the 9th of October has been arrested for failing to follow the Sex Offender Registry guidelines.
It didn't take long for police to learn his true identity and to find out that he was not supposed to be near any daycare's.
A man indicted by a Rutherford County Grand Jury for raping a child and then later convicted has been denied a new trial.
A 33-year old sex offender who failed to properly check in as required by law has been rearrested.
In 2010, he was charged with solicitation of a minor and exploitation of a minor with an electronic device.
At least 2,292 images and three videos appeared to be child pornography, according to court papers outlining the facts of the original case.
A man who was convicted of rape of a child, attempted rape of a child, seven counts of aggravated sexual battery, two counts of child abuse, and one count of attempted solicitation of a minor in Rutherford County...
A registered Sex Offender was arrested in Murfreesboro after police determined he was within 1,000 feet of a school and a park.
Young is on the Sex Offender Registry in Florida after being convicted in year 2000 for committing a sexual act on a child. Young was arrested Tuesday morning at 1 and released just before 6am on Tuesday (3/11/14).
UPDATE WITH SOUNDBYTE: A convicted Sex Offender has been re-arrested after allegedly violating registry laws and regulations. The suspect says that his title is completely unfair. He gave WGNS a complete statement...
Should sex offenders have the status marked on their driver’s license in Tennessee? The idea received a good bit of debate last week on Capitol Hill.
he Nashville resident was wanted for allegedly tampering with his court ordered tracking device.
Young was previously convicted in 2001 for the molestation of a child while in Georgia. He later made his way to Murfreesboro where his current address is listed as the Regal Inn on South Church Street.
You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!
Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: