Gary Simpson arraigned on rape, sexual battery charges

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HAWKINS COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – The Hawkins County man charged in a kidnapping case was back in court Friday morning. This time, Gary Simpson appeared in court Friday morning to answer to new charges against him.

According to court documents, Simpson is now facing two counts of rape of a child and three counts of aggravated sexual battery — in addition to the kidnapping charge.

Court documents show that sexual battery may have taken place between the dates of April 4th and May 3rd of this year.

The court documents accuse Simpson of kidnapping on May 4th and rape of a child between the dates of May 4th and May 12th.

Simpson is being held in the Hawkins County Jail on a $1 million bond.

His next court date is set for June 19, 2017.

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