Thursday, 20 September 2018 09:46

Hope man arrested for alleged sexual misconduct with a minor Featured

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KNOX COUNTY - A man from Hope was arrested for alleged sexual misconduct with a minor.

Thomas Shell Jr., 63, was taken into custody Wednesday night around 10:30 p.m.

This comes after a sergeant with the Knox County Sheriff's Office opened an investigation into shell back in August.

A detective with the case determined there was probable cause based on allegations of misconduct that stemmed back to 2006.

Those allegations involved a victim under the age of 12 and had been on-going since that time.

Shell was charged with two counts of gross sexual assault and one count of unlawful sexual contact.

He was taken to the Knox County Jail

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