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Campbell County Tennessee man indicted on solicitation and sexual exploitation charges

From The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation -

Kenneth Ray Powers

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Campbell County man on solicitation and exploitation charges involving a minor.

In April, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI Agents began investigating allegations against 39 year old Kenneth Ray Powers. During the course of the investigation, Agents determined that between March 2019 and April 2019, Powers sent explicit messages to an underage female and attempted to solicit the victim to engage in sexual activity.

Last month, the Campbell County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Kenneth Powers (DOB 12/01/80) with one count of Solicitation to Commit Aggravated Statutory Rape and three counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor by Electronic Means. Today, Powers was arrested in Claiborne County.

He was being held in the Claiborne County Jail. His bond is set at $10,000.

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