Crimetracker: Knox Co. man faces rape, sexual battery charges

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A 48 year-old Knoxville man faces several charges of rape and sexual battery after being arrested shortly after midnight Thursday morning, according to the Knox Co. Sheriff's Office.

Deputies found Ricky Leroy Beeler at his home on Yarnell Road in West Knox Co. He was taken into custody without incident, authorities said. He is being held on $200,000.

He was arrested following a an investigation by the Knox Co. Sheriff's Office Family Crisis Unit. The investigation led to an Grand Jury indictment on charges of rape, statutory rape by an authority figure, and sexual battery by an authority figure.


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