Knoxville Police say a serial rapist with crimes dating back to last summer is in custody. 37-year-old Aaron Gray is suspected in multiple sexual assaults against several victims in the Mission District of Knoxville.
Following extensive investigation by the Violent Crimes Unit, the Criminal Investigation Division and Homeless Outreach officers, Gray has been charged with nine felony counts, including the following:
- Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, Felon in Possession of a Weapon and Aggravated Rape from an incident that occurred during the summer of 2019 involving a female victim
- Aggravated Assault and Attempted Aggravated Rape from an incident that occurred on or around April 24, 2020 involving a female victim
- Rape from an incident that occurred near the Greyhound bus station in February 2020 involving a female victim
- Attempted Aggravated Robbery and two counts of Aggravated Rape from an incident that occurred at the end of March near 418 N. Broadway involving a male victim
Gray has been booked into the Knox County Detention Center. The investigation remains ongoing and additional charges are forthcoming.