GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Rutherford man was arrested Wednesday on multiple counts in connection to a child rape investigation in Gibson County.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reported 41-year-old Carroll Simon Butler was taken into custody by TBI agents with the assistance of the West Tennessee Drug Task Force and the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office.
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The Rutherford Police Department, Department of Children’s Services and TBI agents began investigating allegations of sexual assault against a child.
During the investigation, agents discovered Butler sexually assaulted young female family members between 2008 and 2022, according to a release.
Butler was charged with one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child, two counts of rape of a child and two counts of incest. He was booked into the Gibson County jail on a $500,000 bond.