published Friday, November 9th, 2012

Crossville man, 68, man charged with molesting 11-year-old relative

A 68-year-old man has been charged with molesting one of his relatives for the last three years.

Billy Joe Garrison has been charged with aggravated sexual battery and two counts of child molestation after he admitted to police he molested an 11-year-old girl 20 to 40 times in Catoosa County, a police report showed.

Garrison, of Crossville, Tenn., spoke with police after the girl admitted to her parents she had been molested, the report states and the parents went to police.

Garrison also admitted he molested the child several times at his home in Crossville. He was arrested Wednesday and remains in Catoosa County Jail.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing ...

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