Law enforcement officials east of Memphis said two men were recently arrested after they allegedly robbed a suburban Nashville hotel at gunpoint and sexually assaulted a female clerk there.
A detective with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office’s sex crimes unit says the department is increasingly dealing with revenge porn allegations. While some people might think of revenge porn as a form of justice for a former lover, law enforcement does not take a similar view.
If you drive northeast of Memphis for about three hours, you will come to the suburban Nashville town of Fairview. A man there has been accused of a sex crime after a female co-worker alleged that he exposed himself to her in the workplace.
As everyone knows, we all make mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes lead to criminal charges that can result in punishment. In many cases, society is better served by allowing those who acknowledge a mistake to learn from it and rebuild their lives.
According to a recent report from the Memphis-Shelby Crime Commission, major violent crime in the city and county decreased over the first six months of the year when compared to totals from 2017. All four types of crime in the major violent crime category declined through the end of June 2018. The category was down 8.1 percent in Memphis from a year ago and down 6.4 percent in Shelby County.
If you drive for about five hours east of Memphis on Interstate 40, you will arrive in Cookville. While not everyone is familiar with the city of about 30,000, it’s the largest community in Putnam County. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation recently announced that 10 men in the area have been arrested on felony sex crime charges.
Mark Giannini has been hailed in the past as an innovative businessman. More recently, law enforcement officials have called Giannini a rapist. The prominent Memphis entrepreneur was recently arrested on a charge of aggravated statutory rape.
It is about a four-hour drive east of Memphis to arrive in Culleoka. The small town is most widely known as where a high school teacher and a 15-year-old student began a cross-country journey that garnered nationwide attention last year. Fifty-one-year-old Tad Cummins has apparently changed his mind and agreed to plead guilty to two felony charges in the case, according to news reports.
Last October, a Tennessee man made a disturbing claim in social media, writing that he had killed a 5-year-old girl. When law enforcement officials investigated the messages he posted on his Facebook page, they "not find anything credible" in his murder claim, a detective who worked on the case said.
It takes about five hours to drive east from Memphis to Lynchburg. The small town is home to the Moore County jail, where an inmate alleges that she was repeatedly raped by a corrections officer. The accusations are part of a federal lawsuit in which she also claims to have been impregnated by the officer.