LaFollette man charged with child rape, more charges pending

LaFollette man charged with child rape, more charges pending


LAFOLLETTE (WATE) - A LaFollette man is behind bars after allegedly raping two children.

The charges stem from an investigation that began back in October 2012.
Jeffrey Thomas Sills, 42, is accused of having sexual contact with a 7-year-old girl in LaFollette.
Police say Sills also performed oral sex on the girl's 10-year-old brother, then gave him marijuana.
Sills was the children's babysitter.  He is not related to them in anyway.

On Thursday, officers arrested Sills for outstanding arrest warrants. Sills also had marijuana on him at the time of the arrest. 

Sills has been charged with rape of a child, two counts of sexual battery, casual exchange (giving marijuana to a minor) and simple possession of marijuana. He's currently being held at the Campbell County jail without bond.
Sills has a LaFollette address, but police say he is originally from Florida.

According to Lt. Monte Miller with the LaFollette Police Department, authorities believe there may be more victims and more charges are pending.


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