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Knox County Man Arrested for Rape and Sexual Battery
A Knoxville man charged with rape, statutory rape by an authority figure, and sexual battery by an authority figure is being held in the Knox County Sheriff’s Detention Facility on a $200,000 bond.
48-year-old Ricky Leroy Beeler was taken into custody without incident by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office just after midnight on Thursday at his home on Yarnell Road in West Knox County.
The arrest came after an investigation conducted by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Family Crisis Unit led to a grand jury indictment. Information on the victim is confidential.
The KCSO Family Crisis Unit investigates cases involving domestic violence, child abuse, and elder abuse. The unit may be reached at (865) 215-6820 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. After 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, please call (865) 215-2243 for assistance.