Hawkins County man charged with rape, sexual battery

Gary Simpson

ROGERSVILLE (WJHL) – A Hawkins County man accused of especially aggravated kidnapping earlier this year now faces additional charges of rape and sexual battery.

Gary Simpson appeared in court Friday morning to answer to new charges against him.

According to court documents, Simpson is now facing two counts of rape of a child and three counts of aggravated sexual battery — in addition to the kidnapping charge.

Court documents show that sexual battery may have taken place between the dates of April 4 and May 3 of this year.

The court documents accuse Simpson of kidnapping on May 4 and rape of a child between the dates of May 4 and May 12.

Simpson is being held in the Hawkins County Jail on a $1 million bond.

His next court date is set for June 19, 2017.

 

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