UPDATE: Tarek Mentouri Arrested on Sex Crimes Indictment

May 16, 2021 at 07:13 pm by WGNS

UPDATE: Special Victims Division detectives today arrested Tarek Mentouri, 33, on a grand jury indictment charging him with eight counts of sexual battery, five counts of assa.... Read More

Rape Case Involving a child who would have been 12-years-old over 40-years ago, scheduled for court next month

May 13, 2021 at 10:52 am by WGNS

(UPDATE: LEBANON, TN) In neighboring Wilson County, an investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation that resulted in the indictment and arre.... Read More

Man Convicted of Aggravated Rape that took place in a Smyrna, TN Home, Represents Himself in Appeal

Apr 20, 2021 at 11:01 am by WGNS

A convict being held in a Tennessee Department of Corrections prison represented himself when filing an appeal to his case that stemmed from a conviction in a Rutherford Count.... Read More

Sex Offender in Barfield Area Sentenced to 245 Years in Prison - Sentence was Reduced on Tuesday after Appeal Filed

Apr 14, 2021 at 04:35 pm by WGNS

Registered Sex Offender Tandy Tomlin, who was found guilty on eight counts of rape of a child in a Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom and sentenced to 245-years in prison, ha.... Read More

Appeal Denied Again for Man Convicted on 9 Counts of Rape of a Child

Apr 13, 2021 at 06:30 am by WGNS

Last year, WGNS told you about a convicted rapist who filed an appeal asking for post-conviction relief, but was denied. The registered sex offender then filed another appeal,.... Read More

Convicted Rutherford County Sex Offender Appeals his 10-Year Prison Sentence - Courts Denied Appeal

Apr 12, 2021 at 07:29 am by WGNS

There has been an appeal filed with the courts in a local rape case… a rape that took place five years ago.In 2016, a Lascassas man was indicted on three counts of aggr.... Read More

Custody Rights More Clear for Child Born from Victim of Rape in TN

Apr 06, 2021 at 07:30 am by WGNS

Tennessee lawmakers passed legislation protecting victims of aggravated statutory rape and statutory rape by an authority figure in the House last week.House Bill 326 adds agg.... Read More

Smithville, TN Man Arrested - Charged with Rape of a Child

Apr 02, 2021 at 08:33 am by WGNS

DEKALB COUNTY – About thirty minutes from Murfreesboro in DeKalb County, an investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in th.... Read More

Christopher Benson Arrested in Nashville Stranger Sexual Assault Case

Jan 25, 2021 at 08:00 am by WGNS

28-Year old Christopher Benson was taken into custody this past Thursday (1/21/2021) on a grand jury indictment charging him with attempted rape and sexual battery for the Feb.... Read More

UPDATE: Murfreesboro Attorney who Took His Own Life was Scheduled to Appear in Court to Face Rape Charges Before the End of This Year

Dec 18, 2020 at 10:19 am by WGNS

WGNS has more details on the attorney from Murfreesboro who reportedly took his own life before appearing in court to face multiple rape charges. David Whelan would have appea.... Read More

UPDATE: Subject Found Guilty for the Rape of a Child in Murfreesboro

Dec 14, 2020 at 11:22 am by WGNS

UPDATE: 27-Year-old Allan Ashley of Murfreesboro was found guilty for the rape of a child and aggravated sexual battery. Ashely, who last lived at Alder Terrace Apartments on.... Read More

Subject in Murfreesboro Child Rape Case Could Receive Prison Sentence of 288-Years

Dec 14, 2020 at 08:00 am by WGNS

A Jackson, Tennessee man who was already listed as being a sex offender for a crime that took place in 1999 is now looking at spending the remainder of his life behind bars. &.... Read More

Special Victim Unit Crimes, Arrests and Court Cases

Dec 10, 2020 at 12:33 pm by WGNS

In special victims crimes, a suspect named David Rowland will face rape charges in 2021, as explained by Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones... Christopher.... Read More

UPDATE: Murfreesboro Man Charged with Rape of a Child under the age of 13

Dec 08, 2020 at 11:24 am by WGNS

WGNS has an update on a news story involving a man charged with raping a child that was under the age of 13.27-Year-old Allan Ashley, who last lived at Alder Terrace Apartment.... Read More

Man Convicted on 9 Counts of Rape of a Child in Rutherford County Appeals

Dec 01, 2020 at 06:15 am by WGNS

A man convicted of raping a child in Rutherford County has petitioned the courts for post-conviction relief.Christopher N. Hernandez challenged the courts suggesting that he n.... Read More

Subject Facing 26 Sexual Abuse Related Charges Against a Minor in Rutherford County

Nov 20, 2020 at 10:02 am by WGNS

WGNS NEWS - A five-day trial has been scheduled in a Rutherford County Circuit Courtroom for a man by the name of Juan Florentino.The 58-year old suspect is facing a long list.... Read More

More Details on the Arrest of Smyrna Man Accused of Aggravated Rape

Nov 17, 2020 at 10:30 am by WGNS

WGNS now has more details on a 39-year old Smyrna, TN man who was arrested on an aggravated rape charge October 25, 2020. Ilaz Neziri was arrested under a sealed indictment.On.... Read More

Man Jailed On 4-Decade Old Child Abuse Charge

Nov 15, 2020 at 03:20 pm by WGNS

UPDATE: (LEBANON, TN)  In neighboring Wilson County, an investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment and arre.... Read More

Smyrna man arrested on a rape charge

Nov 06, 2020 at 09:30 pm by WGNS

A 39-year old Smyrna, TN man has been arrested on a charge dealing with rape.Intake information at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office indicates Ilaz Neziri was taken.... Read More

West Tennessee registered sex offender found guilty of raping young Murfreesboro girl

Oct 23, 2020 at 05:14 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A Jackson man, already on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender Registry, has been convicted by a Rutherford County jury for raping a.... Read More