Magistrate, wife indicted for failing to report child sex abuse - WKRN News 2

Wilson Co. magistrate, wife indicted for failing to report child sex abuse

Posted: Updated: Feb 16, 2012 05:52 PM
Givens Phillips Givens Phillips
Tonya Phillips Tonya Phillips
LEBANON, Tenn. -

A Wilson County judicial magistrate and his wife were indicted by a Wilson County grand jury this week on charges they failed to report child sex abuse.

Givens Phillips and his wife, Tonya surrendered to authorities on Thursday evening.   The pair was indicted on Tuesday.

Police said each was released on their own recognizance after booking.

Failure to report child sex abuse is a Class A misdemeanor.

The pair is scheduled to appear in court on March 23.  

No additional information was released.

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