Randy Dickens plus 2018 incident

Randy Dickens is facing new charges of child sex abuse of a 13-year-old girl. He was previously charged after video circulated in October 2018 of him physically abusing his young son.

MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) - A man caught kicking and slapping his son on camera in an 2018 incident is now facing new abuse charges, this time the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl.

Man caught on camera kicking and slapping son charged with child abuse

Investigators say 35-year-old Randy Dickens, now living in Murfreesboro, was indicted on charges of aggravated rape, three counts of sexual battery by an authority figure, solicitation of a minor, and solicitation of sexual exploitation of a minor for an incident that occurred in June 2019.

Dickens was taken into custody on August 8 for the incident.

Back in October 2018, News4 reported about a frightening home surveillance video that circulated social media of Dickens slapping a young boy at least 13 times on the backside and shoving him to the ground at a Mt. Juliet home. Another camera showed the child run into his room and hide before Dickens followed into the room, slapped the young boy in the head and kicked him in the stomach. In that incident, Dickens was charged with child abuse and child neglect.

The relationship between the most recent victim and Dickens was not given.

This is a developing story. Follow News4 for updates.

WSMV.com is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

>> Click/tap here to download our free mobile app. <<


Copyright 2019 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

WSMV Digital Content Producer

Joey is an award-winning Digital Content Producer on the WSMV Digital Team! A graduate of the University of South Carolina-Aiken, Joey joined WSMV in September 2018. He's happy to be Working 4 You!

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.