KNOXVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has led to the indictment of a Newport woman accused of falsely reporting sexual abuse involving a child.

In February, at the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Special Agents began investigating allegations of child sexual abuse made by Lorinda Gail Sutton. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that indicated Sutton had not been truthful and the incident she reported did not occur.

This week, the Cocke County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Sutton (DOB 11/5/75) with one count of Filing a False Police Report and one count of Falsely Reporting Child Sexual Abuse. Today, Sutton was arrested and booked into the Cocke County Jail on a $2,500 bond.

Lorinda Sutton