Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation yesterday arrested a Putnam County man on child rape charges.

Randall Lynn Smallwood, 47, of Algood, Tenn. was arrested and charged with eight counts of rape of a child and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. Between January 2001 and June of 2005, Smallwood abused a female victim while living in Jackson County.  The victim was between the ages of eight and 13 when the abuse occurred and she came forward to her mother about the incidents during the summer of 2012. The 15th Judicial District Attorney General requested TBI investigate the allegations in July of 2012.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was also involved in the investigation. Smallwood was booked into the Jackson County Jail on $50,000 bond.

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