Sheriff Tim W. Guider

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Loudon County
Sheriff's Office

12680 Hwy 11 W Suite 1
Lenoir City, TN 37771

Office: 865-986-4823
Records: 865-986-1770
Fax: 865-986-3621

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Loudon County Sheriff Tim Guider announced the arrest of Mr. Eric Tarrant, age 27, of Knoxville, for the charge of Rape of a Child. According to Criminal Investigation Unit (CID) Investigators, on or about September 2009, at a residence on Donelson Road in Philadelphia, TN, Mr. Tarrant had been involved in having sex with an underage female, and that some of the acts took place when the girl was 12 years old. Upon further investigation the CID unit was able to determine the suspect and also a time line of the events.

Mr. Tarrant was arrested and admitted to the same events that the female juvenile had given in her statement. Mr. Tarrant was 26 years old at the time this occurred. The Sheriff noted that under TCA Code 39-13-522, rape of a child is a Class A Felony.

Released: Monday - March 29, 2010

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