A former Tennessee elementary school principal has been accused of a serious crime by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI says the suspect was arrested after he allegedly tried to arrange sex with an infant girl.
A Hamilton County Sheriff's deputy was recently indicted on 44 criminal charges "pertaining to incidents he was involved in while on duty in an official capacity." Charges against 26-year-old Deputy Daniel Wilkey include 25 felonies, including rape, sexual battery, extortion and reckless endangerment.
It is about a two-hour drive northwest of Chattanooga to get to Franklin. The Nashville suburb is the home of former NBA player Jim Farmer, who was recently arrested by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation in a sex crimes sting operation.
If you drive north of Chattanooga for about 140 miles, you will come to Pall Mall. The small town in Tennessee’s Wolf River valley has fewer than 2,000 residents. According to news reports, a couple from the Fentress County burg were recently among the 24 people arrested in an internet sting operation.
If you travel 180 miles northwest of Chattanooga and 22 years backwards in time, you will find police baffled by a murder in a suburban Clarksville mobile home park. On a late October afternoon in 1996, a young woman was found dead by her landlord on her living room floor.
Many people have observed that Tennessee’s restrictions on where sex offenders can live and work are deliberately difficult to comply with. The restrictions appear to many to be designed to create opportunities for law enforcement officials to arrest offenders at virtually any time for violations that are virtually impossible to avoid.
A man was recently arrested here by Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies who were assisted by Chattanooga police officers and FBI agents. The suspect was wanted in Memphis on nearly two dozen sex crimes charges, officials said.
According to the Knoxville Police Department, a strange man reportedly attempted to touch a boy at the Lindsay Young Downtown YMCA. The incident occurred on Jan. 7 around 3 p.m.
On Dec. 19, the attorney of a Tennessee teacher who was accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old student in early 2017 filed a motion to prevent certain statements from being used in court. It was argued in the motion that the accused man was being forced to admit to authorities and his wife that he had a sexual relationship with the student.
Because of the social stigma attached to sex crimes, those accused of these crimes are looked upon with a certain disgrace that does not accompany other crimes, even though they may be much more brutal and violent. For adults that are charged with sex crimes, the common notion is to lock them away so that the public will be safe.