Officials in Lebanon have arrested a 55-year-old man on rape charges following an investigation involving children.
Reports stated 55-year-old Joseph Leroy Durham, Jr. of Lebanon, was taken into custody and booked into the Wilson County Jail.
Durham was charged with aggravated statutory rape and rape of a child.
According to reports, the allegations of sex abuse were reported to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office by the mother of the alleged victims.
Authorities investigated, conducted multiple interviews, and collected evidence which resulted in Durham’s arrest.
“This was a very trying case for our investigators as it involves children,” stated Sheriff Robert Bryan. “This is an ongoing investigation and we feel that once it is completed, that there will be more charges coming against Mr. Durham. I commend our investigators for all of the hard work that they put in this case.”
Durham was being held with no bond. He has been scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. on June 14.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation has been asked to call the sheriff’s office at 615-444-1412.