BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An East Tennessee man has pleaded guilty to sexual battery after calling authorities and reporting he molested a teen.
Jeffrey D. Forrester of Piney Flats entered pleas Thursday to three counts, according to the Kingsport Times-News.
Court records cited by the newspaper stated the 42-year-old Forrester called an abuse hotline of the Tennessee Department of Children's Services and reported himself. A Sullivan County grand jury returned a sealed indictment of Forrester in June.
The indictment charged him with assaulting a 16-year-old girl who has a disability.
After Forrester pleaded guilty, Assistant District Attorney Teresa Nelson described his call to the hotline as "highly unusual."
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