Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Man Accused Of Having Sex With Teenager

Statutory rape charges have been filed against a 24-year-old Putnam County man, who allegedly had sex with a 13-year-old. Brandon Lee Fisher of North Dixie Avenue in Cookeville was arrested after evidence in the case was presented to the grand jury. Algood police say that Fisher had sex with an Algood teenager some time in November or December of last year. The incident reportedly occurred at the girl's home and her parents called police when they learned about it. Authorities say Fisher is reportedly a friend of the family. His bond was set at $20,000 and he will be in court on the charge May 17th. Under Tennessee state law, statutory rape is defined as sex between two individuals when the victim is at least 13 but under the age of 18 and the defendant is at least four years older than the victim.