WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Washington County deputies have arrested a Bulls Gap man for sex crimes against a minor.
According to a release, James Hyatt, 59, was arrested Thursday following an investigation which revealed evidence that he tried to solicit sexual activity from a child under the age of 13.
The release said that investigators believe “Hyatt physically assaulted the minor and sent nude photographs.”
Hyatt is charged with aggravated sexual battery, solicitation of a person under 18 years of age, solicitation of a minor to observe a sex act, and exhibition of pornographic materials to minors.
According to WCSO, Hyatt is being held in the county detention center on a $75,000 bond. His arraignment is scheduled for September 18.