Lebanon man charged with rape of a child agrees to plea deal

Jake Old • Updated Sep 15, 2016 at 8:45 AM

A trial this week for Larry Gilliland, a Lebanon man charged with rape of a child younger than 13, was called off after Gilliland and prosecutors reached a plea agreement just before the trial was to begin.

Gilliland, 66, was arrested in December 2013 after being indicted by a Wilson County grand jury.

Terms of the agreement were not announced at a hearing in Wilson County criminal court Wednesday. Gilliland is scheduled to appear in criminal court again Oct. 7, at which time terms of the agreement will be announced.

The trial was originally scheduled to begin Wednesday and continue through Friday. 

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