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

NASHVILLE: Investigation Continuing into Man Arrested for Kidnapping a 9-Year-Old Girl After Unlawfully Entering Her Apartment

Apr 13, 2021 at 07:18 am by WGNS

In Nashville, Youth Services detectives continue to investigate Saturday evening’s especially aggravated kidnapping and aggravated burglary case. Metro Police say t.... Read More

APRIL 30, 2021: Participate in the 6th Annual Hometown Heroes Walk for Children

Apr 13, 2021 at 06:59 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro – “Lace up your tennis shoes and join us for the Hometown Heroes Walk for Children,” announced Child Advocacy Center director, Sharon.... 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

Over 4,000 Children in Our Area are in need of Foster Parents

Apr 07, 2021 at 10:54 am by WGNS

Foster parents are in low supply right now, partly due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. But, there is no shortage of children in need of a loving family in Rutherford County&.... 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

Promoter of Laser Tag League in Nashville Arrested on Sex Crimes Indictment

Mar 24, 2021 at 02:30 pm by WGNS

Detectives in Nashville this week arrested the promoter of a laser tag league on a grand jury indictment charging him with displaying sex acts to a minor and inducing a m.... Read More

Blackburn Introduces Bill Requiring DNA Border Testing to ‘End Child Trafficking Now’

Mar 24, 2021 at 02:00 pm by WGNS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) along with Senators Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) introduced the En.... Read More

Little Black Dress Initiative to focus on the Child Advocacy Center and Educating Community about the Prevalence of Child Abuse

Mar 24, 2021 at 10:56 am by WGNS

Every year, the Junior League of Murfreesboro highlights a different issue that impacts the community through their Little Black Dress Initiative, which is a week-long campaig.... Read More

Tennessee county profiles provide benchmark for child well-being in pandemic recovery

Jan 12, 2021 at 02:00 pm by WGNS

Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth has released its County Profiles of Child Well-Being in Tennessee. At 8th, Rutherford County ranks among the top Tennessee.... 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

Rutherford Co. Suspect accused of possessing 100 or more Sexual Exploitation of a Minor Images

Dec 08, 2020 at 12:12 pm by WGNS

A suspect by the name of Chad David Braley has been arrested in Rutherford County for crimes that targeted children.According to court documents, Braley is accused of possessi.... 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

Child Abandonment and Neglect in Rutherford County are Real Issues

Dec 01, 2020 at 11:06 am by WGNS

Abandonment and neglect are forms of child abuse, but the lack of reporting such issues are also a problem. Rutherford County Juvenile Court Judge Donna Scott Davenport pleade.... Read More

Suspect Pleads Guilty in Murfreesboro Sexual Battery Case - Victim Alleged to be 10-Years of Age

Dec 01, 2020 at 09:44 am by WGNS

A subject by the name of Ovi Lee Perez has been convicted in a Murfreesboro rape case. The case recently went before the Rutherford County Circuit Court under the Honorable Da.... 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