Murfreesboro Man Charged with Soliciting Statutory Rape of a Minor

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An investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arrest of a Rutherford County man charged with Solicitation of Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Solicitation of Statutory Rape of a Minor.

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TBI Special Agents began an investigation on February 26th, acting on information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an adult male was having ongoing sexual conversations through 2013 with a 14-year old through Facebook Chat. That adult was identified as David Albert Newton, 37, of Katelyn Court in Murfreesboro, TN. The investigation revealed that Newton had inappropriate conversations with the teen.

On October 7th, a Rutherford County grand jury indicted Newton on charges of Solicitation of Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Solicitation of Statutory Rape of a Minor. On October 17th, Newton turned himself in at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office and was booked on those charges. He is currently being held on a $3,500 bond.

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