Knoxville Man Indicted on Child Rape Charges

Knoxville (WVLT) - A Knoxville man is facing charges of rape and sexually battery, after a ten count indictment is released.

Forty-one-year-old Michael Allen Earls was arrested thursday.

Along with the rape and sexual battery charges, Earls has been charged with child rape and aggravated child battery.

The indictment alleges the crimes against minors, two under the age of 13, started in 1999 and lasted until 2005.

What's still unclear is how Earls came in contact with the victims.


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