NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP, abc24.com) - A former state trooper assigned to the Cookeville district has been charged with sexual assault.
Authorities said Wade Williams is charged with two counts of aggravated statutory rape, sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, all felonies. Officials said the minor is a female under the age of 15.
Williams resigned when faced with termination earlier this year.
He turned himself in to the Pickett County Sheriff's Department Wednesday and was released on a $100,000 bond.
In an unrelated case last week involving the Tennessee Highway Patrol's Cookeville district, a captain was demoted and a sergeant was suspended for five days for failing to properly report an incident involving a trooper other than Williams.