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This story was updated Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at 7:35 p.m. with more information.

some text Jeremy Dale Redmon, 23, is accused of "engag[ing] in sexual contact" and raping a child older than 3 years of age but younger than 13, according to the indictment.

An Ooltewah man is facing child rape and aggravated sexual battery charges after a Hamilton County grand jury indicted him earlier this month.

Jeremy Dale Redmon, 23, is accused of engaging in "sexual contact" and raping a child older than 3 years of age but younger than 13, according to the indictment.

The incidents are said to have taken place on Feb. 9 and on Nov. 18, 2018.

Prosecutors presented evidence to the grand jury last week. It's not clear what evidence investigators gathered, as grand jury proceedings are sealed. But two Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies were summoned to testify. More people also were summoned, but that information has been redacted.

The grand jury decided there was enough evidence to indict Redmon on three counts of rape of a child and three counts of sexual battery.

Charges against Redmon were filed on July 3, and he was booked into the Hamilton County Jail six days later on Tuesday.

Redmon's bond was set at $20,000 by Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman. Redmon is required to wear a GPS monitor as a condition of his bond.

He is scheduled to appear in court on July 17.

If found guilty, Redmon could face a minimum of 25 years in prison, according to state law.

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