• TBI: Man charged in multiple sex offenses involving child

    By: Kaylin Searles

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    HAYWOOD, Tenn. (WZTV) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, TBI, said a man has been indicted on multiple sex offenses involving a child.

    Randy “Derek” Byrd, 26, of Haywood County was charged with rape of a child and sexual battery by an authority figure.

    Byrd was also charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means, sexual exploitation of minor by images and continuous sexual abuse of a child.


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    TBI began investigating Byrd and determined that he had inappropriate sexual relations with a child.

    Byrd was indicted by a Grand Jury on Tuesday on the above charges.

    He's being held in Haywood County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

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