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Rutherford Co. Schools Plumber Charged With Child Rape

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - A plumber who worked at several schools in Rutherford County Schools has been charged with three counts of child rape.  School officials say William Henry, 40 was placed on unpaid leave.

The charges against Henry do not involve any students from the school system, and he didn't have any red flags in his past that would have signaled anything like this.

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office says William Henry is still at the detention center on $300,000 bond after police arrested him Friday for three counts of rape of a child.

Documents obtained by NewsChannel 5 show the victim was a 5-year-old boy who reported the molestation to Murfreesboro detectives.

The documents say Henry met the boy and his mother a few months ago and performed sex acts on him several times. The reports show the boy would come into Henry's bedroom and sleep with him.

Kyle Evans with Murfreesboro Police says, "After forensically interviewing the child and talking to the suspect, we believe that at least three counts of rape of a child did occur, and he was charged accordingly."

The school system declined to make a comment on camera, but they said the abuse did not involve any of its students.

The school system says it hired Henry in 2006, passing a background check with a clean record. Now Henry is on unpaid suspension as his legal case plays out.

The Murfreesboro Police Department says it doesn't believe Henry has any more victims.

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