Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Knox County Sheriff News
Grand Jury Indicts Mother for Facilitation of Statutory Rape
On Tuesday, a Knox County Grand Jury handed down an indictment on Christy Stipes for Facilitation of Statutory Rape by an authority figure, Incest, and Aggravated Perjury. She was arrested on Wednesday, and remains in the Knox County Detention Facility on a $20,000 bond. She was charged for her part in the ongoing sexual abuse of her daughter, a minor child of 15 years old at the time of the charge, by the girl's father. The father, Brian Massengill, was sentenced to a 25 year sentence for Rape of a Child earlier in the year. There were two other younger children in the household, and they are residing with other family members at this time. This was part of a lengthy investigation by the Sheriff's Family Crisis Unit.