Shelby Mayor's Son Arrested In Knoxville On Rape Charge

Memphis (AP) -- The eldest son of Shelby County Mayor A.C. Wharton has been arrested on a statutory rape charge.

In a statement, the mayor said he learned Tuesday of the arrest in Knoxville of his son, A.C. Wharton, III.

Wharton said he had no further confirmed details of the arrest.

He also said he and his family have faith in the justice system and trust it to work fairly.

The younger Wharton lives in Knoxville.

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