SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED SEXUAL BATTERY

An Anderson County Grand Jury has indicted Claxton Community resident, Stephen Roach, on two counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery. Roach, 45, was arrested at his home today by Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies and transported to the Anderson County Detention Facility.

In the early summer, the Sheriff’s Office received a call about an alleged sexual abuse to multiple minors. An investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and Department of Children’s Services Special Investigation Unit revealed Roach committed lewd sexual acts on underage victims. The case was presented to the Anderson County Grand Jury which led to the indictments.

Roach has served as a Sunday school teacher and van driver at the Solid Rock Baptist Church on Clinton Highway, volunteered with the Claxton Optimist Football program, and a bus driver for the Knox County Schools.

Sheriff Russell Barker praised the work of Detective Slater. “Detective Slater’s hard work and determination led to a dangerous man being removed from our streets. Criminal behavior such as this is incomprehensible and Anderson County is safer today with him locked up” stated Sheriff Barker.

Roach’s charge is a Class A Felony which carries a prison sentence of 15-60 years. Roach is still incarcerated at the Anderson County Detention Facility on a $75,000 bond.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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2 comments

  1. I would like to see a follow up on the Stephen Roach case in Anderson County YN. According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office inmate database hes no longer in jail.

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