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Giles County Commissioner Charged With Rape Of Minor

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Posted at 3:03 PM, Aug 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 16:33:33-04

Giles County Commissioner Thomas Campbell was arrested and charged with the rape of a minor.

According to officials with the Tennessee Bureau 71-year-old Campbell was indicted on charges of statutory rape and sexual exploitation charges.

TBI Special Agents and detectives with the Pulaski Police Department began investigating allegations of Campbell having sex with a minor in May.

Agents learned that Campbell did have sexual relations with the minor on or around April 9.

The Grand Jury returned indictments charging Campbell with one count of Aggravated Statutory Rape and two counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor on Wednesday.

When asked for comment, Giles County Mayor Janet Vanzant released the the following statement:

"I am aware that Mr. Campbell has been arrested and charged with a number of very serious offenses. Other than that, however, this office doesn’t have any other information. I am sure we, together with all Giles County, will learn more as information is released."

According the the TBI, Campbell was also given other charges, but they were not presented to the Grand Jury; thus he has not been indicted on them yet.

Campbell was then arrested and booked into the Giles County Jail on a $75,000 bond.