Ex-TN trooper accused of sexually assaulting girl - WSMV News 4

Ex-TN trooper accused of sexually assaulting girl

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A former state trooper assigned to the Cookeville district has been charged with sexual assault.

Authorities said Wade Williams is charged with two counts of aggravated statutory rape, sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, all felonies. Officials said the minor is a female under the age of 15.

Williams resigned when faced with termination earlier this year.

He turned himself in to the Pickett County Sheriff's Department Wednesday and was released on a $100,000 bond.

In an unrelated case last week involving the Tennessee Highway Patrol's Cookeville district, a captain was demoted and a sergeant was suspended for five days for failing to properly report an incident involving a trooper other than Williams.

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