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TBI charges Watertown man with soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor

Staff Reports • Jul 12, 2018 at 3:44 PM

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation special agents charged a Watertown man with statutory rape and multiple counts of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor.

District Attorney Tommy Thompson requested the TBI start an investigation June 12 into allegations of statutory rape and solicitation of a minor by James Wade Hall, 22. During the investigation, agents developed information that from March through May, Hall apparently engaged in multiple offenses of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor and especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and one instance of statutory rape.

A Wilson County grand jury returned indictments Monday that charged Hall with one count of statutory rape, 10 counts of felony soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means, four counts of felony soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means and 10 counts of especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor. 

Hall turned himself in to authorities late Wednesday night and was arrested. He was booked in at the Wilson County Jail and remained on $100,000 bond.

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