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Tennessee corrections officer charged in rape of a child

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Posted at 12:31 AM, Jun 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-07 01:31:25-04

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.