SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say a Tennessee man suspected in the rape of a 16-month-old boy has been arrested in Alabama.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation tweeted that 33-year-old Simon Dean Porter was taken into custody Sunday morning by Scottsboro police. News outlets report the Lawrenceburg resident was on the bureau’s Top 10 Most Wanted list.
TOP TEN ALERT: The suspect in the rape of a young child in Lawrenceburg has been added to our Top Ten Most Wanted list.
Simon Porter may be driving a green Chevy S-10 pick-up, with Tennessee tag 3G2-6Z9.
If you spot him, call 1-800-TBI-FIND!
Please RT to spread the word! pic.twitter.com/QSGECwUXKk
— TBI (@TBInvestigation) November 15, 2018
Scottsboro police detective Lt. Zackie Gant says a passerby had seen Porter walking along a highway and alerted authorities. Porter was sought on a Lawrenceburg police arrest warrant for an aggravated child rape charge.
Police say doctors treating the baby at a hospital in Nashville had notified them about the sexual assault this month.
Porter was extradited to Tennessee. It is unclear if he has a lawyer who could comment for him.
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