Knox County man indicted on statutory rape, incest charges

By: Brian Gregory, Asst. News Director
By: Brian Gregory, Asst. News Director

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) A Knox County man faces statutory rape and incest charges tonight stemming from an eight count indictment.

Andrew Lynn Kendall, 44, of Myloshane Lane, was arrested on Friday and placed in jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

The indictment charges him with four counts of statutory rape by an authority figure, and four counts of incest.

According to court documents, Kendall allegedly had sex with a child under the age of 18 on multiple occassions between September of 2005 and October of 2007.

A court date had not been set as of Wednesday.

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  • by friend of both familys over 20 years Location: pa on Dec 29, 2007 at 05:44 PM
    the mother didn't give the child up to mr. kendall. the child looked at him as a replacemet for her father he was family &alot like her dad. he was not given gardianship. he lost his home in june for not paying his payments. it had nothing to do with this that he did.the home would if been gone before that if family didn't pay it. the mother trusted him to take good care of her baby not to put her life in more hell. she lost her father 4 years ago she didn't need to go throw any more at a young age.the child has no mental problems. the records is from a fight that parents & teenagers sometimes have. if you don't have a teeager you don't know how they are. sometimes they think they are older than the parents are. mr. kendall needs to be a man & tell his friends the truth so they don't blam the child for his stupid stuff he dose him self. he needs help. he is sick for doing this.
  • by Bryan Location: Knoxville on Dec 28, 2007 at 07:12 PM
    Well, to who ever wrote, "This is untrue." How can you live with yourself? I know the "girl in question" personally. She is a very close frined of mine. Mr. Kendall has the "sever" mental problems or is it severe? Mr. Kendall needs to sit in jail for life and hopefully, by Gods grace, share in the pain she has felt. She did not deserve this nor did she bring this upon herself. I have known this girl for 3 years so do not test me. He already makes me sick to my stomach every time I have to look at her. But thanks be to God that she will not have to deal with him anymore. He is a sick man and he does not deserve justice but jail. Anyhting you say I will refute to best of my ability. She had no mental problems, she may have been having sex(circumstantial), she had no "outbreaks of rage". She was and still is a very hurt young lady, and he, Mr. Kendall, does not deserve to see her ever again
  • by debbie Location: kingston on Dec 28, 2007 at 07:18 AM
    i think this situation is absolutley nasty, if this man did do this to this young girl he deserves life in jail, if someone were to do this to my child i would probably do jail time, cause id want to kill someone for ever touching my child in that way, i think there aught to be stricter laws for people who do stuff like this, men/woman who do stuff lije this think they can get away with stuff like this cause they intimidate the child and the child gets scared to say anything, us as parents need to have a very close, open relationship with our children, we need to always talk and LISTEN to our children and make them feel comfortable to come to us with ANY problem they might have, that way if anyone ever does anything like this to them, they wont be afraid to come to us. my prayers and thoughts are with this young girl and her family and with this man, he needs lots of prayers and he needs jesus in his life. if he had him maybe this wouldnt be happening to him.
  • by chris on Dec 28, 2007 at 06:01 AM
    Reading the post by "family friend" ,if true, shows a child in distress. Pray she gets the help she needs because by her actions she shows traits of sexually abused children. That is for the experts to determine. Not by a few lines in a newspaper article.
  • by A True Family Friend Location: Knoxville on Dec 27, 2007 at 04:30 PM
    Mr. Kendall did not have legal gardianship over the young girl, and the mother was not fixing to lose the young girl in question. If those statements were true then why was the young girl in question released to the mother. The family shouldn't be attacked by Mr. Kendall's GIRLFRIEND on the comments page. The facts will come out and hopefully the system will run it's course as quickly as possible so the young girl in question can start the healing process and maybe oneday will be able to go on with her life. Mr. Kendall if he is guilty needs to have time to sit in jail and think about what he has done. Our prayers are with the young girls family.
  • by doug Location: corryton on Dec 26, 2007 at 10:51 PM
    hang him if it true
  • by Family Friend Location: Knoxville on Dec 26, 2007 at 07:16 PM
    This is untrue, The girl has mental problems, there are midical records to prove this. Mr. Kendall has done all he could to help this young girl, when her mother was going to give her to the state after the young girls father passed away. The Mother never told him about her mental problems when she gave Guardianship to Mr Kendall. I've knowen this man for 5 years and I do not believe the charges. The young girl mental problems are so sever she has out breaks of anger, fits of rage that she will hit others and cause harm to them, there are police records on this also. Mr. Kendall has loose his home and now his good name all because the young girl is mad at him. The true store needs to be told you people need. The people who know him need to band together and fight for him. What happen to inistant till provrn guilty. I also know that a rape kit was not done on her when she was taken from the home and she was having sex with boyfriends at her school. So who to say she is telling the trut?
  • by bboop2400 Location: knoxville on Dec 26, 2007 at 05:24 PM
    There is nothing lower than a person who goes sexually after a child I think that has to be one of the most sickest thing in the world today I feel sorry for the children who go through that they have to live with it the rest of their lives and it is all because of a person who cannot pick on someone his own size he has to pick on a poor innocent child he should have to spend the rest of his life in prison and that goes for anyone who does this


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