Knoxville Man Found Guilty of Raping a 7 year-old

A Knoxville man is found guilty as charged of raping a 7-year-old child.

38 year-old James Menard was convicted of Rape of a Child, two counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery, and Distribution of Unlawful Material to Minors.

Menard is being held without bond awaiting sentencing on January 9.

Investigators say Menard sexually assaulted his girlfriend’s child while they lived at Montgomery Village. The victim told a teacher about the abuse which sparked the investigation.

Menard could face up to 40 years in prison without the possibility of parole.

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