Jose Cortes

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Metro Police arrested a man Wednesday evening after he was accused of sexually assaulting a child multiple times over a two-year period. 

Police say 33-year-old Jose Cortes began sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl in 2019. 

The girl, now 9 years old, reportedly told her mother about the numerous incidents of sexual abuse and was taken to a hospital for evaluation. 

The girl described the sexual abuse again in graphic detail to police detectives.

Exams on the child later confirmed injuries consistent with a sexual assault. 

Cortes is now being held on $1 million bond and is charged with felony aggravated sexual battery and aggravated rape of a child. 


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