Marion County man pleads guilty to statutory rape

Marion County man pleads guilty to statutory rape

August 23rd, 2012 by Ben Benton in Local - Breaking News

A Whitwell, Tenn., man has pleaded guilty to charges that he raped a 16-year-old girl.

Christopher Conner, 33, of Whitwell, entered a guilty plea last week before Marion County Circuit Court Judge J. Curtis Smith to a charge of aggravated statutory rape, a class D felony, court records show.

Initially charged with statutory rape by an authority figure and sexual battery by an authority figure on July 20, his charges were amended on a defense motion, officials said.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Times Free Press.