Watertown Man Charged With Statutory Rape

WATERTOWN, Tenn. - A Watertown man has been charged with statutory rape and multiple counts of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor.

Reports from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation stated 22-year-old James Wade Hall turned himself in late Wednesday night to authorities in Wilson County.

The investigation, which began on June 12, showed Hall allegedly engaged in multiple offenses of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor, as well as especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and statutory rape. The incidents happened from March through May.

Hall was indicted on Monday by the Wilson County Grand Jury. He was being held in the Wilson County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

His charges were as follows:

  • Statutory rape - one count
  • Soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means (B felony) - ten counts
  • Soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means (E felony) - four counts
  • Especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor - ten counts
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