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UPDATE: Former Grundy County Pastor Pleads Guilty to Attempted CHILD RAPE
UPDATE: Former Grundy County Pastor Pleads Guilty to Attempted CHILD RAPE

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.

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UPDATE: 30 Year Old Murfreesboro Suspect Accused of Tying Teen Victim Up and Raping Her After Beating Her
UPDATE: 30 Year Old Murfreesboro Suspect Accused of Tying Teen Victim Up and Raping Her After Beating Her

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.

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Convicted Rutherford County Child Rapist Remains Behind Bars
Convicted Rutherford County Child Rapist Remains Behind Bars

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.

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Rape Under Investigation
Rape Under Investigation

The 41 year old victim told authorities that she was in her bedroom getting dressed when she was forcibly raped by the suspect.

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Rape Suspect Arrested in Murfreesboro
Rape Suspect Arrested in Murfreesboro

A rape suspect by the name of Luis Fernando Canizalez Pacgeco has been arrested after an investigation by the Murfreesboro Police Special Victims Unit.

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GRAPHIC: 30 Year Old Murfreesboro Suspect Accused of Tying Teen Victim Up and Raping Her After Beating Her
GRAPHIC: 30 Year Old Murfreesboro Suspect Accused of Tying Teen Victim Up and Raping Her After Beating Her

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..."

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Murfreesboro Subject Faces 3 Rape Charges and More
Murfreesboro Subject Faces 3 Rape Charges and More

A 42 year old Lexmark Circle man in Murfreesboro has been arrested for allegedly raping his niece.

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POSTPONED CASE:
POSTPONED CASE: "Rape of a Child" in Murfreesboro

William "Tate" Hightower was arrested in Murfreesboro on multiple charges dealing with the rape of a child in 2017.

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GUILTY: Man charged with the rape of an 85 year old Murfreesboro woman
GUILTY: Man charged with the rape of an 85 year old Murfreesboro woman

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).

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Candlewick Ct. Man Charged with Rape
Candlewick Ct. Man Charged with Rape

A 60-year old Candlewick Court man has been charged with rape and domestic assault.

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Subject accused of rape pleads guilty to Aggravated Assault - Suspended Sentence
Subject accused of rape pleads guilty to Aggravated Assault - Suspended Sentence

According to police reports, Matthew Kluge was accused of raping a woman in 2017. The case was investigated by Murfreesboro Police Detective Michael Yates.

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Suspect in LaVergne Statutory Rape Case Facing 19 Charges in October
Suspect in LaVergne Statutory Rape Case Facing 19 Charges in October

A plea date for an aggravated rape suspect is nearing in the Rutherford County Courts.

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Teen Makes Juvenile Court Appearance on Child Rape Charges
Teen Makes Juvenile Court Appearance on Child Rape Charges

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.

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16 Year Old Charged with 2 Counts of Rape of a Child
16 Year Old Charged with 2 Counts of Rape of a Child

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.

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CAPTURED: Convicted Child Rapist Escapes Jail - TBI Warns TN Residents to Be On The Lookout
CAPTURED: Convicted Child Rapist Escapes Jail - TBI Warns TN Residents to Be On The Lookout

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.

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Postponements-Weir Trial Delayed for 4th Time
Postponements-Weir Trial Delayed for 4th Time

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.

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Murfreesboro Man Charged with Rape
Murfreesboro Man Charged with Rape

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.

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Georgia Man Arrested for RAPE X2 in Murfreesboro
Georgia Man Arrested for RAPE X2 in Murfreesboro

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.

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Murfreesboro man charged with Three Counts of
Murfreesboro man charged with Three Counts of "Rape of a Child"

48 Year old Jeffery Allen Anderson has been charged with three counts of "Rape of a Child" and one count of "Aggravated Assault."

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Child Rape charges and more Filed Against 35 Year old man in Murfreesboro
Child Rape charges and more Filed Against 35 Year old man in Murfreesboro

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.

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Smyrna Arrest: 6 Counts of
Smyrna Arrest: 6 Counts of "Rape of a Child"

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."

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Man to face 4 Rape of a Child Charges after arrest by Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Detective
Man to face 4 Rape of a Child Charges after arrest by Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Detective

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.

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Murfreesboro Sexual Assault Therapist says Victims are Never to Blame
Murfreesboro Sexual Assault Therapist says Victims are Never to Blame

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...

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65 Year old Man Accused of Inappropriate Sexual Relationship with Minor
65 Year old Man Accused of Inappropriate Sexual Relationship with Minor

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.

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Visiting Pastor Charged with 3 Counts of Rape in Murfreesboro
Visiting Pastor Charged with 3 Counts of Rape in Murfreesboro

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.

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Tullahoma Man receives 20 years in Prison for 23 Counts of Rape
Tullahoma Man receives 20 years in Prison for 23 Counts of Rape

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.

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21 Year old charged with statutory rape X2
21 Year old charged with statutory rape X2

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.

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48 Year old Man Arrested for Rape of 18 year old
48 Year old Man Arrested for Rape of 18 year old

The victim, who was 18 at the time, told the investigator that she "protested and asked him to stop."

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71 Year old Manchester man gets 40 year sentence for rape of a child
71 Year old Manchester man gets 40 year sentence for rape of a child

Mr. Frame was charged by Coffee County Deputy Brandon Reed with Rape of a Child.

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Murfreesboro man charged with rape
Murfreesboro man charged with rape

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...

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Local college student faces two counts of rape in Murfreesboro
Local college student faces two counts of rape in Murfreesboro

A 21 year old Illinois man has been arrested in Murfreesboro on two counts of rape. Daniel Sullivan was taken into custody on Tuesday (1/23/18). Sullivan is an MTSU student.

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71 year-old Manchester Man Charged with Rape of a Child
71 year-old Manchester Man Charged with Rape of a Child

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...

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Christmas Day Rape Reported on Jan. 7, 2018
Christmas Day Rape Reported on Jan. 7, 2018

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.

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Rape reported in Murfreesboro under investigation
Rape reported in Murfreesboro under investigation

Murfreesboro Detectives are investigating a rape that was reported on December 16th. The rape was said to have occurred...

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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police Release Sketch of Rape Suspect
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police Release Sketch of Rape Suspect

Murfreesboro Police have been working with TBI and have developed a composite sketch of the suspect..

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Man arrested on 2 counts of
Man arrested on 2 counts of "Rape of a Child" in Murfreesboro

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.

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UPDATE: 85 Year old woman attacked and raped at gunpoint in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: 85 Year old woman attacked and raped at gunpoint in Murfreesboro

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

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Two of Five Former Football Players Charged with Attempted Rape might have been involved in Another Incident
Two of Five Former Football Players Charged with Attempted Rape might have been involved in Another Incident

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...

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Several Rape Investigations On-Going
Several Rape Investigations On-Going

Murfreesboro Police detectives are busy with at least four new rape investigations.

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44 Year old Murfreesboro man charged with Statutory Rape
44 Year old Murfreesboro man charged with Statutory Rape

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.

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Bradyville Pike Woman Raped
Bradyville Pike Woman Raped

A 22-year old Bradyville Pike woman reports being raped.

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Five Grundy County Students Head to Court Charged with Attempted Aggravated Rape-Team Forfeits Game
Five Grundy County Students Head to Court Charged with Attempted Aggravated Rape-Team Forfeits Game

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.

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Five Grundy County Football Players Charged with Attempted Aggravated Rape-Coach Suspended
Five Grundy County Football Players Charged with Attempted Aggravated Rape-Coach Suspended

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.

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Report Released on Rape Cases on College Campuses
Report Released on Rape Cases on College Campuses

At MTSU, the number of rape reports has gone down from 7 in 2015 to only 2 in 2016.

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25 Year old charged with Aggravated Rape in Murfreesboro
25 Year old charged with Aggravated Rape in Murfreesboro

A 25 year old Nashville man has been charged by Murfreesboro Police with Aggravated Rape and Aggravated Domestic Assault.

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18-Year Old Woman Raped
18-Year Old Woman Raped

Murfreesboro Police are investigating the rape of an 18-year old woman, who lives on the MTSU campus.

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Rape case is being investigate
Rape case is being investigate

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...

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Murfreesboro man facing child rape charges sees court date reset to October
Murfreesboro man facing child rape charges sees court date reset to October

A 36-year-old Murfreesboro man facing child rape charges will be in Circuit Court this October...

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UPDATE: Local teacher charged with 3 counts of
UPDATE: Local teacher charged with 3 counts of "Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure" scheduled for Sept. 13th courtdate

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.

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66 Year old Smyrna man charged with multiple counts of rape and battery
66 Year old Smyrna man charged with multiple counts of rape and battery

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.

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Murfreesboro mother convicted of child rape X6 files an appeal
Murfreesboro mother convicted of child rape X6 files an appeal

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.

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Murfreesboro man allegedly places ad to have sex with child - Arrested
Murfreesboro man allegedly places ad to have sex with child - Arrested

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.

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Man who drove for Uber in Murfreesboro sentenced to 6 years in prison - guilty of Aggravated Sexual Battery
Man who drove for Uber in Murfreesboro sentenced to 6 years in prison - guilty of Aggravated Sexual Battery

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.

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Smyrna man to face rape charges in court Friday
Smyrna man to face rape charges in court Friday

Thatcher was originally arrested in 2016 when the investigation results were handed to a Grand Jury.

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Shelbyville Woman Claims She was Raped
Shelbyville Woman Claims She was Raped

A 30-year old Shelbyville woman told Murfreesboro Police she was raped on Chaffin Place.

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Oakland High teacher charged with 3 counts of Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure
Oakland High teacher charged with 3 counts of Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure

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.

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Jetton Drive Woman Allegedly Raped
Jetton Drive Woman Allegedly Raped

A 33-year old Jetton Drive woman reports to Murfreesboro Police she was raped.

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Lewisburg Man Arrested on Rape Charge
Lewisburg Man Arrested on Rape Charge

A 44-year old Lewisburg man has been arrested by Murfreesboro Police, charged with rape.

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Duson Blvd. Man Charged with Rape
Duson Blvd. Man 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.

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Acquaintance rape reported in Murfreesboro
Acquaintance rape reported in Murfreesboro

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.

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Tullahoma Fireman Facing Rape Charge
Tullahoma Fireman Facing Rape Charge

A nearby Tullahoma Firefighter has been suspended following his arrest on sex charges in Moore County...

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Former Uber Driver due in a Rutherford County Courtroom on Monday for a Murfreesboro Rape
Former Uber Driver due in a Rutherford County Courtroom on Monday for a Murfreesboro Rape

A former Uber driver arrested in Rutherford County last year for rape will face the courts on Monday (April 3, 2017).

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Rape Reported on Neilson Court
Rape Reported on Neilson Court

A 36-year old Culleoka woman reported to Murfreesboro Police she was raped during a photo shoot.

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Child Rape Suspect from Smyrna to file plea in April
Child Rape Suspect from Smyrna to file plea in April

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.

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Murfreesboro woman files rape report - Suspect a family friend
Murfreesboro woman files rape report - Suspect a family friend

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."

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Murfreesboro woman believes she was drugged and raped
Murfreesboro woman believes she was drugged and raped

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).

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Rape reported by 19 year old Murfreesboro woman
Rape reported by 19 year old Murfreesboro woman

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.

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Murfreesboro man accused of statutory rape and possession of child pornography
Murfreesboro man accused of statutory rape and possession of child pornography

A Murfreesboro Fire Fighter is under investigation for accusations of rape.

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Two men accused of rape in Murfreesboro
Two men accused of rape in Murfreesboro

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.

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Aggravated Rape at Walter Hill Park
Aggravated Rape at Walter Hill Park

A 54-year old woman reports she was raped by an acquaintance at the Walter Hill Park.

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Man asks for post conviction relief in Rutherford County attempted rape case
Man asks for post conviction relief in Rutherford County attempted rape case

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.

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Rape and assault under investigation in Murfreesboro
Rape and assault under investigation in Murfreesboro

The rape allegedly took place in a rural wooded area in Rutherford County, according to the 38 year old victim.

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Murfreesboro woman found in the grass on Thursday raped
Murfreesboro woman found in the grass on Thursday raped

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.

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UPDATE: Convicted Murderer and Rapist Jewell Moses Bess to be in court this February
UPDATE: Convicted Murderer and Rapist Jewell Moses Bess to be in court this February

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.

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18 year old allegedly raped in Murfreesboro
18 year old allegedly raped in Murfreesboro

An 18 year old woman told police that she was raped while spending the night with a friend.

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MPD Investigating Rape
MPD Investigating Rape

A 20-year old Murfreesboro woman reported she was raped. Over the weekend, she contacted Murfreesboro Police.

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Rutherford County Sheriff's Correction Officer Arrested on Sex Crimes
Rutherford County Sheriff's Correction Officer Arrested on Sex Crimes

The nearby Wilson County Sheriff's Office arrested a Rutherford County Sheriff's corrections officer after a lengthy sex abuse investigation.

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Man convicted in Rutherford County after drugging and raping teen
Man convicted in Rutherford County after drugging and raping teen

A man who drugged a high school student and then raped her has been convicted in Rutherford County. WGNS' Ron Jordan has more...

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Murfreesboro man accused of raping disabled woman
Murfreesboro man accused of raping disabled woman

The victim, who has developmental disabilities, told officers the rape occurred after the suspect took her to the Jackson Motel in Murfreesboro.

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Manchester Man Charged with Rape
Manchester Man Charged with Rape

Daniel Austin Freeze of Manchester was arrested recently on indictments for rape.

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Lascassas man to face multiple rape charges in a Rutherford County Courtroom
Lascassas man to face multiple rape charges in a Rutherford County Courtroom

A 58 year old Lascassas man is facing numerous charges for rape and aggravated statutory rape.

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Murfreesboro Police investigating aggravated rape
Murfreesboro Police investigating aggravated rape

An aggravated rape and especially aggravated burglary was reported in Murfreesboro on East Main Street this past Friday.

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UPDATE: Convicted murderer and child rapist asking for new trial in Murfreesboro this month
UPDATE: Convicted murderer and child rapist asking for new trial in Murfreesboro this month

Jewell Moses Bess will be in court on November 28th to appeal his case.

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Rape in Downtown Murfreesboro Under Investigation
Rape in Downtown Murfreesboro Under Investigation

The attack on the victim was said to have occurred in the area of Highland Avenue and East Sevier Street.

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44 Year old to face
44 Year old to face "Rape of a Child" charge in a Rutherford County Courtroom Monday

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.

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Two Murfreesboro Men found GUILTY of Rape
Two Murfreesboro Men found GUILTY of Rape

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.

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Rape and Assault Reported at a South Church Street Motel
Rape and Assault Reported at a South Church Street Motel

The 50 year old resident told police the rape and assault took place on September 17, 2016.

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Rape Reported in Parking Lot of a Store in Murfreesboro
Rape Reported in Parking Lot of a Store in Murfreesboro

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...

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Man accused of raping 14 year old for the past 5 years
Man accused of raping 14 year old for the past 5 years

The girl told an officer that the man had been raping her since she was 5 years old.

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Lascassas Man Convicted of Child Rape Denied a New Trial by TN Supreme Courts
Lascassas Man Convicted of Child Rape Denied a New Trial by TN Supreme Courts

It is now official, the Tennessee Supreme Court has denied a petition for a new trial for Lascassas (Rutherford County) Sex Offender Mark Looney.

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Investigation Continuing into August 4th Rape of Woman at Hamilton Creek Recreation Center
Investigation Continuing into August 4th Rape of Woman at Hamilton Creek Recreation Center

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.

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Rape Reported in Murfreesboro
Rape Reported in Murfreesboro

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.

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Mississippi Man Arrested in Murfreesboro for Rape
Mississippi Man Arrested in Murfreesboro for Rape

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.

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A child rape suspect in Tennessee has been CAPTURED
A child rape suspect in Tennessee has been CAPTURED

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.

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Murfreesboro Detectives Investigating Weekend Rape Case
Murfreesboro Detectives Investigating Weekend Rape Case

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.

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Man found guilty of sexual battery, rape charge amended in Rutherford County
Man found guilty of sexual battery, rape charge amended in Rutherford County

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.

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UPDATE: 20 Year old accused of raping child to file plea in July
UPDATE: 20 Year old accused of raping child to file plea in July

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.

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UPDATE: Antoich man indicted in Rutherford County for
UPDATE: Antoich man indicted in Rutherford County for "Rape of a Child" and "Aggravated Sexual Battery"

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."

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LaVergne Man Faces Aggravated Rape Charges on Monday in Court
LaVergne Man Faces Aggravated Rape Charges on Monday in Court

A 20-year old man will face the Rutherford County Courts on Monday June 20th, to formerly hear the "Aggravated Rape" charges against him.

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Man to Soon Face Multiple Child Rape Charges in Rutherford County Courts
Man to Soon Face Multiple Child Rape Charges in Rutherford County Courts

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.

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20-Year old Charged in Murfreesboro with the Rape of a Child
20-Year old Charged in Murfreesboro with the Rape of a Child

A 20-year old Murfreesboro has been accused of raping a child.

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52 Year Old Murfreesboro Man Arrested on Three Counts of Child RAPE
52 Year Old Murfreesboro Man Arrested on Three Counts of Child RAPE

Eugene Franklin, who lives on Hunt Street, was arrested Thursday evening at his home.

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Rape reported in Murfreesboro on Tuesday
Rape reported in Murfreesboro on Tuesday

Police were called to The Grove Apartment complex off of Halls Hill Pike by the victim's roommate.

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Alleged Rape of a Nashville Woman at Safari Inn
Alleged Rape of a Nashville Woman at Safari Inn

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.

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Northfield Business Owner Allegedly Raped
Northfield Business Owner Allegedly Raped

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.

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Man charged with attempted rape in Murfreesboro
Man charged with attempted rape in Murfreesboro

A Murfreesboro man has been arrested and charged with the attempted rape of a 16 year old girl.

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19-Year Old Woman Reportedly Raped
19-Year Old Woman Reportedly Raped

A 19-year old West Thompson Lane woman reported to Murfreesboro Police she was raped.

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Sexual Assault and Rape Case Reported in Murfreesboro Tuesday
Sexual Assault and Rape Case Reported in Murfreesboro Tuesday

A rape suspect was detained by Murfreesboro Police on Tuesday at a home on Black Fox Crossing.

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Men to Wear High Heels to Raise Awareness of Rape and Sexual Assault in Murfreesboro
Men to Wear High Heels to Raise Awareness of Rape and Sexual Assault in Murfreesboro

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...

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Murfreesboro man allegedly raped a teen in Georgia
Murfreesboro man allegedly raped a teen in Georgia

A Murfreesboro man was arrested after he allegedly headed to Georgia with the idea of meeting a 15-year old girl.

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Be on the Lookout for Man Who Sexually Assaulted Antioch Woman
Be on the Lookout for Man Who Sexually Assaulted Antioch Woman

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.

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Two Rape Cases in Murfreesboro in the past Two Days
Two Rape Cases in Murfreesboro in the past Two Days

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...

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Uber Driver Charged with Rape
Uber Driver Charged with Rape

The March Rutherford County Grand Jury indicted an Antioch Uber driver in an alleged Halloween night rape of Murfreesboro woman.

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Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Driver Charged with Rape in Murfreesboro
Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Driver Charged with Rape in Murfreesboro

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.

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Rape Reported in Murfreesboro
Rape Reported in Murfreesboro

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.

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Mother who raped son will not see a new trial in Murfreesboro
Mother who raped son will not see a new trial in Murfreesboro

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.

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TBI needs your help in locating this child rape suspect
TBI needs your help in locating this child rape suspect

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.

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Update: No charges filed in alleged rape of woman by he hands of six men
Update: No charges filed in alleged rape of woman by he hands of six men

"The detective did not find the scene conditions conducive to the reported assault. Additionally, other evidence collected did not match the allegations."

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Alleged rape of woman by a gang of six men remains under investigation in Murfreesboro
Alleged rape of woman by a gang of six men remains under investigation in Murfreesboro

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.

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Six men attack and rape woman on Lascassas Pike in Murfreesboro
Six men attack and rape woman on Lascassas Pike in Murfreesboro

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.

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MTSU Police arrest man on a rape charge
MTSU Police arrest man on a rape charge

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.

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37-Year old man in Murfreesboro accused of raping a 9-year old
37-Year old man in Murfreesboro accused of raping a 9-year old

37-Year old Juan Carlos Martinez who lives in Murfreesboro has been arrested after an investigation involving inappropriate relations with a child.

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21-Year old victim allegedly attacked by 23-year old male friend in Murfreesboro
21-Year old victim allegedly attacked by 23-year old male friend in Murfreesboro

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.

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Man on 231 South in Bedford County accused of RAPE
Man on 231 South in Bedford County accused of RAPE

A Bedford County Sheriff's Office report says, the accused man, Billy Ray Bowling, 34, of U.S. 231 South allegedly entered the bedroom...

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Reported rape case leads authorities to possible suspect Monday morning
Reported rape case leads authorities to possible suspect Monday morning

Murfreesboro Police were flagged down just before 5AM on Middle Tennessee Boulevard in front of Bellwood School Monday morning.

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Woman tells Murfreesboro Police she was raped multiple times
Woman tells Murfreesboro Police she was raped multiple times

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.

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Shelbyville man arrested on rape charges in Tullahoma
Shelbyville man arrested on rape charges in Tullahoma

Raul Monroy of Shelbyville was arrested Thursday night for raping a Tullahoma woman at her residence.

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Rape Aggression Defense classes start August 23rd
Rape Aggression Defense classes start August 23rd

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.

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Smithville man indicted for the rape of a child
Smithville man indicted for the rape of a child

The child was examined by Our Kids in Nashville on September 29 and doctors did find evidence consistent with abuse.

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Victim says she was raped in the parking lot of a Murfreesboro Apartment
Victim says she was raped in the parking lot of a Murfreesboro Apartment

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.

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Do you recognize this man? He allegedly raped a Nashville woman:
Do you recognize this man? He allegedly raped a Nashville woman:

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.

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Rape being investigated in St. Andrews Drive area
Rape being investigated in St. Andrews Drive area

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.

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Murfreesboro teen said she was raped by Shelbyville man
Murfreesboro teen said she was raped by Shelbyville man

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.

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Kentucky Man Arrested In Coffee County For Aggravated Statutory Rape and More
Kentucky Man Arrested In Coffee County For Aggravated Statutory Rape and More

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.

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Second rape in Murfreesboro in past 4-days
Second rape in Murfreesboro in past 4-days

Another rape has been reported in Murfreesboro. The most recent case took place at a local residence...

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Murfreesboro man says he was the victim of an attempted rape
Murfreesboro man says he was the victim of an attempted rape

"[The suspect] put a date rape drug in his drink and then later tried to have intercourse with him without his consent."

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Rape is a problem that many fear, most suspects are acquaintances
Rape is a problem that many fear, most suspects are acquaintances

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.

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TBI caught TOP TEN Subject wanted for alleged rape
TBI caught TOP TEN Subject wanted for alleged rape

Steven Armstrong was wanted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on the charge of rape. Armstrong and three other subjects assaulted the victim...

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Woman to be in prison until age 90 after child rape case
Woman to be in prison until age 90 after child rape case

52-year old Angela Elizabeth Montgomery will be in prison until she is at least 90. With more, here is NewsRadio WGNS' Ron Jordan...

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Rape Aggression Defense in Murfreesboro this June
Rape Aggression Defense in Murfreesboro this June

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.

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UPDATE: 52-Year old woman faced 20
UPDATE: 52-Year old woman faced 20 "Rape of a Child" charges in Murfreesboro

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."

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Rape reported at a local hotel in Murfreesboro
Rape reported at a local hotel in Murfreesboro

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...

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Man to file plea in Murfreesboro rape case
Man to file plea in Murfreesboro rape case

"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."

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U.S. Marshals & MPD Search for Accused Rapist
U.S. Marshals & MPD Search for Accused Rapist

The U.S. Marshals Service and Murfreesboro Police are looking for a dangerous suspect who is accused of attacking two women.

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Statutory rape charge filed against a Coffee County High School Coach
Statutory rape charge filed against a Coffee County High School Coach

Coffee County Head Baseball Coach Brad Weir was arrested Tuesday morning by Manchester Police. Weir was charged with Statutory Rape by an authority figure.

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Double jeopardy may allow Rutherford County rape convict less time in prison
Double jeopardy may allow Rutherford County rape convict less time in prison

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.

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Man accused of raping 3-year old transported BACK to Murfreesboro for hearing
Man accused of raping 3-year old transported BACK to Murfreesboro for hearing

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.

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Rape Suspect Arrested in Murfreesboro
Rape Suspect Arrested in Murfreesboro

The victim told police that she was with Johnson when he offered to take her and her children to church the following morning.

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UPDATE: Rape reported in Barfield area of Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Rape reported in Barfield area of Murfreesboro

We spoke to Murfreesboro Police Sgt. Kyle Evans on Monday to see if an arrest has been made and he told us that...

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19-Year old woman reports she was raped in Murfreesboro
19-Year old woman reports she was raped in Murfreesboro

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.

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Female MTSU Employees, students and the females in the general public invited to take FREE rape defense class
Female MTSU Employees, students and the females in the general public invited to take FREE rape defense class

The MTSU Police Department is offering a free five-week fall series of RAD, or Rape Aggression Defense, classes beginning Thursday, Sept. 11...

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Local man wanted on charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Rape added to TBI Most Wanted List
Local man wanted on charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Rape added to TBI Most Wanted List

When he failed to show up for court, a capias was issued for his arrest.

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Man due in a Rutherford County Courtroom on Friday for Rape charges flees from state
Man due in a Rutherford County Courtroom on Friday for Rape charges flees from state

"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..."

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Rape suspect in alleged Smyrna attack to appear in court on Monday
Rape suspect in alleged Smyrna attack to appear in court on Monday

A man accused of rape in Smyrna last year will be arraigned in court on Monday (Aug.18, 2014).

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Shelbyville man charged with the rape of woman

According to the warrants, in addition to the bruises the victim also had her head shaven as punishment for not participating.

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29-Year old to face attempted rape, assault and kidnapping charges in court Wednesday
29-Year old to face attempted rape, assault and kidnapping charges in court Wednesday

Johnson is facing four charges for aggravated assault, two charges for aggravated kidnapping, one count of attempted rape...

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Convicted rapist in Murfreesboro allegedly tampered with his tracking device
Convicted rapist in Murfreesboro allegedly tampered with his tracking device

A 33-year old sex offender who failed to properly check in as required by law has been rearrested. 

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The Smyrna Police Department will be hosting a women’s self–defense class in July
The Smyrna Police Department will be hosting a women’s self–defense class in July

The entire 12 hour course is broken down into 4 separate, 3 hour classes.  The course is designed to teach students techniques for physical...

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MTSU Police offers free rape defense classes in June

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. 

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Man Wanted on 6 counts of Rape of a Child and 14 counts of Rape Charges in Rutherford County Finally CAUGHT
Man Wanted on 6 counts of Rape of a Child and 14 counts of Rape Charges in Rutherford County Finally CAUGHT

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...

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37-Year Old to Face
37-Year Old to Face "Rape" Charge

37-Year old Clint Cielto, who was arrested in Rutherford County on February 4th, will head to court later this month. 

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Man convicted for aggravated statutory rape of 14-year old Autistic Murfreesboro area girl to have a NEW hearing in court
Man convicted for aggravated statutory rape of 14-year old Autistic Murfreesboro area girl to have a NEW hearing in court

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.

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FREE Rape Defense Class

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.

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Woman raped after answering knock on hotel door in Murfreesboro

A knock at the hotel door turned out to be a rapist who forced his way in attacking the female victim. 

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UPDATE: Rape Testing Kits Backlogged in Memphis by 12,000 - What about Rutherford County and Murfreesboro?

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...

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Backlog of Rape Kits to be Addressed Nationwide

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. 

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Rape of a Child is One of Four Charges Local Suspect will Face in Court This Month
Arron Nauman is facing a single charge of “Rape of a Child” in court this month in Rutherford County. 
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UPDATE: Former Jail Guard to Appear in Court for Hearing for Aggravated Statutory Rape Charges - Victim was 14
UPDATE: Former Jail Guard to Appear in Court for Hearing for Aggravated Statutory Rape Charges - Victim was 14
28-Year old Drew Gammon, who was indicted on six charges of aggravated statutory rape, will appear before the courts in less than 2-weeks.
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Rape Suspect to be Represented by Public Defender on Tuesday in Local Courtroom
Rape Suspect to be Represented by Public Defender on Tuesday in Local Courtroom
A man who was arrested on a charge of rape this past June will face the courts on Tuesday (Nov. 19, 2013) to file a plea.
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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Man Charged in Rape of 14-Year Old - Living in Apartment and Not on Lease
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Man Charged in Rape of 14-Year Old - Living in Apartment and Not on Lease
As reported earlier, officers placed Dequarius Scott under arrest after the mother of a teenage girl reported that her daughter had been raped by the subject.
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Woman Allegedly Raped, Left in Restaurant Bathroom and Found by Employee the Following Morning

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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Special Murfreesboro Police Class to Teach How to Defend Yourself Against RAPE
Special Murfreesboro Police Class to Teach How to Defend Yourself Against RAPE

The Murfreesboro Police Department will be conducting a Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) class for women only this October. 

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UPDATE: Murreesboro Police Bust Man Who Allegedly Convinced Teen at Local Swimming Pool to Go Home With Him
UPDATE: Murreesboro Police Bust Man Who Allegedly Convinced Teen at Local Swimming Pool to Go Home With Him
After a number of days passed, Barrow again arraigned for the 14-year old to once again meet with him at his apartment to allegedly have sex, according to an MPD Arrest Report.
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Victim Reports Being Raped After Meeting Someone Online
For the second time in as little as 3 weeks, a local woman has reported being raped after meeting someone online. 
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CraigsList Rape Case Reported in Murfreesboro - Suspect Gives His Name
After the alleged sexual attack took place the 6’5” man handed the victim her clothing and stated, “Most people tip me.” His statement would suggest other victims exist.
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VIDEO: We are Continuing our Video Series of Interviewing the Homeless in Murfreesboro
VIDEO: We are Continuing our Video Series of Interviewing the Homeless in Murfreesboro

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. 

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Rape Reported at N.W. Broad Motel

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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Detectives Investigating Alleged Rape
Murfreesboro Detectives are investigating the rape of a 21-year old woman in Murfreesboro.
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UPDATE: TWO Murfreesboro Men Face Charges of Rape
The charge of rape was filed against a Murfreesboro man on Saturday afternoon.
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Alleged Rape Case in Murfreesboro is Under Investigation
A 28-year old woman reported that she was the victim of a sexual assault in Murfreesboro on Friday morning.
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UPDATE: 'Rape' prosecution related bill likely to pass in TN
Under this proposed bill, it does not matter if police lack the name of a suspect to put with the DNA, just as long as charges are established in the circumstances surrounding the DNA evidence.
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State could extend statue of limitations on rape suspects
Rape is the most invasive and personally debilitating crime that is reported in Tennessee. 
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UPDATE: Confusion Over the Name of the Person Arrested and Charged with Child Rape in Murfreesboro
UPDATE: Confusion Over the Name of the Person Arrested and Charged with Child Rape in Murfreesboro
Apparently there has been some major confusion over the identity of the man accused of raping a 5-year old boy in Murfreesboro. William C. Henry was charged last week with three counts of the rape of a child.
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