Monday, October 19, 2009

Cookeville Teen Facing Sex Charges

A Cookeville teenager is facing charges today after allegedly sending sexually explicit photos by text message. 18-year-old William M. Pippin of Peach Orchard Road was arrested after an investigation by detectives from both the Putnam County sheriff's department and the Cookeville police department. Authorities allege that he sent the photos to a 14-year-old girl and then met with her with the intention of having sex. He's been charged with attempted statutory rape, solicitation of a minor, and sexual exploitation by electronic means. Officials say the case came to light after the girl's family reported what they had found on her cell phone. The arrest took place after Pippin and the girl were allegedly found undressed in a car that was parked in the lot of a Cookeville motel. Pippin will be in court on the charges October 26th.