Mental health worker raped during visit to client in M. Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Police in Nashville arrested a man who called 911 and reported that he had raped his mental health case worker.

Police arrested 36-year-old Adrian Pettitt, charging him with aggravated rape and aggravated kidnapping.

Investigators said the 33-year-old case manager from Middle Tennessee Mental Health Cooperative came to Pettitt's home Monday afternoon for a monthly visit and was assaulted.

Police said Pettitt pulled a knife, forced the case worker into a bedroom, tied her with plastic cable ties and raped her.

The victim told police Pettitt then freed her, dialed 911 and reported what he had done and handed her the phone.

Police found the victim waiting outside Pettitt's home in her car. Pettitt waited inside the house.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 25503684 - local8now.com/a?a=25503684
Gray Television, Inc.