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Tennessee Man indicted on sexual offenses charges

From The Times Tribune -

Hunter Zane Cole - WCDC

A Tennessee man was indicted Monday June 15, 2020 by the Whitley County grand jury after he was arrested May 7th in Williamsburg on charges of possession/viewing of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, unlawful transaction with a minor (a controlled substance) and second-degree rape.


Hunter Zane Cole, 18, was indicted by the grand jury on amended charges of 22 counts of possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, one count of using electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities, five counts of use of a minor in a sexual performance and one count first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.


According to the complaint warrant, Williamsburg police officer Dorman Patrick Jr. responded to a complaint on Johnson Avenue in Williamsburg on March 29 where he encountered Cole. Patrick conducted an investigation and determined that Cole had used his Apple iPhone for the purpose of procuring and promoting the use of a minor in sexual activity.


On April 10, Patrick executed a search warrant for Cole’s phone and determined his phone contained content portraying a sexual performance by a minor. According to the complaint warrant, after further investigation, Patrick determined that Cole had traveled from Knoxville, Tennessee to Williamsburg and provided a 13-year-old female with an illegal substance before having sexual intercourse with the victim on March 28.


Cole is being held in the Whitley County Detention Center.

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