Jonesborough man charged with multiple child sex crimes

Anthony Padgett (Photo credit: Washington County Sheriff's Office)

A Jonesborough man is facing multiple child sex charges, including statutory rape by an authority figure, following a month-long investigation according to authorities.

Investigators charged 51-year-old Anthony Dale Padgett on Tuesday with multiple child sex crimes.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office said Padgett was already in jail after violating an order of protection on the same victim on November 13.

Padgett's bond was set at $30,000 and he waived a preliminary hearing on all charges. Police added that if Padgett posts bond, he must submit a DNA sample and must not have contact with the alleged victim.

Authorities added that the investigation is ongoing and more charges may be filed.

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