State police say a Whitesville man faces 11 criminal counts, 8 of them felonies. Easter Sunday morning, Michael D. Turner, 27, was delivered to state police in Amity by the Prisoner Transport Service. Turner was taken into custody in LaFollette, TN on March 12. Police charged him with 8 counts of rape (class D felony) saying the victim was 13 years old at the time. Turner was also charged with sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. Investigators say the alleged crimes occurred between October 2014 and April 2015 in the town of Independence. Arraigned in court, Turner was remanded to the Allegany County Jail with bail set at $100,000 cash.
(photo courtesy of Allegany County Jail)