A man has pleaded guilty to the sexual battery of a high school student.
Reports stated 37-year-old David Wayne Corner, a twice-convicted sex offender, pleaded guilty on Tuesday.
The case involved the sexual battery of a high school student who was incapacitated by Corner four years ago.
According to reports, under the plea agreement, Corner has been sentenced to serve six years.
Officials confirmed this was Corner’s third conviction on sex crimes.
He was previously convicted of sexual battery in Wilson County in 2002 and of another sexual crime in Davidson County in 2012.
“In all three instances, his method would include drugging or incapacitating his victim,” Detective Steve Craig said. “After he incapacitated his victim, he would perform sexual acts in all three instances where he has been convicted.”
Authorities said the high school student reported the sexual battery in the fall of 2012 and early in 2013.
“She truly was an innocent victim,” Craig said of the student. “The victim and the victim’s family were very relieved. It’s been an emotional day. Hopefully, they can move past this nightmare.”
While awaiting a transfer to the state penitentiary, Corner was being held at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.