• Tennessee man indicted in connection with child rape case, TBI says


    LAUDERDALE CO., Tenn. - A Tennessee man was indicted in connection with a child rape investigation in Lake County. 

    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced that Austin Brewer was indicted after a months-long investigation into the rape of a child. 

    According to TBI, Brewer, 20, is accused of sexually assaulting a “young female family member” at a home in Lake County. 

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    Investigators said the alleged sexual assault happened between the months of July and September 2017.

    They did not specify how many times Brewer is accused of sexually assaulting the victim.

    A grand jury indicted Brewer on two counts of rape of a child, one count of aggravated sexual battery under 13, and two counts of incest.

    Brewer is being held at the Lake County Jail on a $75,000 bond.

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