Police: Man cajoles girl, 16, to have sex with him to rid her of demons

Police: Man cajoles girl, 16, to have sex with him to rid her of demons

October 12th, 2015 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local Regional News

James Kyle Tarlton

James Kyle Tarlton

Photo by The Knoxville News Sentinel /Times Free Press.

Hamblen County authorities arrested a 43-year-old man who allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old girl on the pretense he would "rid her of visions of demons," a spokeswoman said.

James Kyle Tarlton, of Whitesburg, was charged with one count of aggravated statutory rape. He was being held Friday in the Hamblen County Jail in lieu of $125,000 bond.

Carrie McCann, spokeswoman for the Hamblen County Sheriff's Office, said more charges are pending against Tarlton. Tarlton is on probation on a previous theft conviction in another East Tennessee county, McCann said.

Read more from our news partners at KnoxNews.com.


Loading...