Man found guilty of child rape in Sullivan County
A man accused of child rape was found guilty in Sullivan County court Tuesday.
Wayne Yelton, 68, was convicted of three counts of aggravated sexual battery, rape of a child, attempt to commit incest, and incest.
Officers responded to a call in July 2015 in reference to Yelton threatening to commit suicide. Witnesses said he had inappropriate relations with a child under the age of 13, and was attempting to kill himself after being caught in the act.
Yelton is scheduled to be sentenced on January 19 in Blountville.