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

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

November 9th, 2012 by Joy Lukachick Smith in Local - Breaking News

Billy Joe Garrison

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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.