Tennessee deputy arrested on charges of rape, officials say

Tennessee deputy arrested on charges of rape, officials say
(TBI)

BEDFORD COUNTY, Tenn. — An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Bedford County Deputy on a rape charge.

In February, TBI agents began investigating allegations that a woman was sexually assaulted at a party at a home in Bedford County last October, according to a press release.

During the investigation, agents gained information that named Joseph Guthrie, a Deputy with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, as the man responsible for assaulting the woman.

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On June 22, Guthrie, 31, was indicted on one count of Aggravated Rape, according to the press release.

Guthrie was arrested and booked into the Bedford County Jail on a $35,000 bond.