Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cookeville Man Charged With Sexual Battery

A September 20th arraignment date has been set for a Cookeville man, who has been indicted by the Putnam County grand jury on a charge of sexual battery. Authorities say 44-year-old Carey Aaron Bass of Tolbert Drive, was arrested after sheriff's detective Jimmy Patterson presented evidence in the case. He has since been freed on bond. Authorites say the victim in the case claims that Bass sexually assaulted her back in April and that he did so without her consent. He had been inspecting her house for an insurance claim at the time. The 61-year-old victim claims that when Bass came to her house to inspect the basement for mold, he brushed against her and licked the back of her neck, while her husband and health care aide were upstairs in the house. She also claims the agent made crude comments.