Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sexual Battery Charges Against Cookeville Man

A 20-year-old Cookeville man has been charged with sexual battery after an incident involving a 12-year-old girl.  Police say Chris Ray Hale of North Chestnut Avenue was jailed on $100,000 bond after being arrested in connection with an allegation that he had sexual contact with the girl while she was visiting his home in early October.  Investigators say the alleged fondling occurred while Hale, the 12-year-old, and another girl were watching a movie in the home.  When the child's mother found out about the incident, she called police. Authorities reportedly took statements from both Hale and the victim as to what happened.