UPDATE: Man in Elizabethton infant rape case takes plea deal


A man arrested in Elizabethton in 2015 after sexually explicit video footage involving an infant was found on an iPad has entered a guilty plea.

Court records obtained by News 5 show Mark Gwaltney, 52, agreed to the plea deal with prosecutors prior to going on trial for the rape of a then 8-month-old child.

Gwaltney was originally charged with 8 felonies including aggravated rape, especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and aggravated sexual battery. He is scheduled to be sentenced in Carter County Criminal Court on August 21.