Man charged with aggravated rape and kidnapping in Hamblen County


HAMBLEN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office has charged a man with aggravated rape and kidnapping.

According to deputies, William Swafford was arrested Saturday after an investigation by their office.

Deputies responded to a home on White Pine Road after the call of a reported rape.

According to investigators, a 27-year-old woman says Swafford assaulted her after meeting him at a bar on Friday.

He remains in jail Sunday morning.

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