BEDFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — A man employed by the Tennessee Department of Corrections is now charged in connection with a child abuse allegation in Bedford County.
Authorities charged Rustin Bowen with rape of a child, incest, three counts of aggravated sexual battery and sexual battery. He's currently in the Bedford County Jail on a $250,000 bond.
"Upon his arrest, Mr. Bowen was immediately placed on administrative leave pending further personnel action. His employment began 2011," TDOC said in a statement to NewsChannel 5.