Suttles arrested for rape

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By Natasha LaFayette


Deputies called to St. Mary’s Emergency Room by hospital staff have charged Shawn Suttles, 23, 290 Bill Brown Lane, LaFollette, with rape.

“Based on the preliminary investigation it was enough to charge him (Suttles) with rape,” said Campbell County Sheriff Gary Perkins.

The victim, a 15-year-old female, was brought to the ER by her mother, said Detective Jimmy Jeffries.

The victim had allegedly met Suttles and went out with him on Saturday night, according to the report. Jeffries interviewed the victim and the hospital conducted a physical examination, said Jeffries.

Detectives learned the identity of Suttles and went to the residence where he was believed to be staying, said Jeffries.

While Suttles allegedly admitted to having physical contact with the girl, he denied using any force, according to Jeffries.

Suttles was arrested around 3:30 a.m. Sunday and is being held at the county jail.