A Rhea County man has been charged on three counts of child rape, among other sex crimes, in connection to incidents that allegedly occurred several years ago.
David Manser was indicted by a Rhea County Grand Jury, which said he "unlawfully and knowingly" assaulted the victim between June 30, 2007, and June 30, 2009. It was noted the victim was less than 13 years old.
Manser turned himself in and was charged on Oct. 11 and shortly after he was released on a $150,000 bond. A jail official said his next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 16 in the Rhea County Circuit Court.