Two Wilson County brothers were arrested and indicted on multiple child sex abuse charges.
Deputies arrested 23-year-old Fernando Limon and 28-year-old Ramiro Limo in Antioch without incident on Sept. 20. They were charged with four counts of rape of a child.
The case was described as involving children “considerably younger” than the 13-year-old age limit sentencing guidelines.
The brothers werer being held in the Wilson County Jail on $150,000 bond. In addition, they have a hold placed against them by federal immigration officials because they are Mexican nationals and not citizens of the United States.
The investigation began in 2015 and was conducted by the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the United States Marshal’s Task Force.
“We are extremely proud of our detectives and truly appreciate the help of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force for apprehending these suspects on such heinous charges involving our children,” Sheriff Robert Bryan said. “This has been a particularly difficult case because of the language barriers and cultural differences.”
If convicted, the brothers face up to 25 years in prison on each count of child rape. They could also be deported without the ability to re-enter the United States without Federal prosecution.