Harriman attorney, Lenoir City woman charged in child sex case

Harriman attorney, Lenoir City woman charged in child sex case

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Kent Booher (source: Loudon County Sheriff's Office) Kent Booher (source: Loudon County Sheriff's Office)
Malina Nanette Akin (source: Loudon County Sheriff's Office) Malina Nanette Akin (source: Loudon County Sheriff's Office)

LENOIR CITY (WATE) - A Harriman attorney is charged with three counts of statutory rape, and one count each of solicitation of a minor and especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor following his arrest Wednesday.

A Lenoir City woman also faces a charge of especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor in connection with the case.

Kent Booher, 58, was arrested at his home in Harriman after indictments were issued by a Loudon County grand jury.

Booher is being held in the Loudon County Jail on a $29,000 bond.

Malina Nanette Akin, 36, is being held in the Loudon County Jail on a $10,000 bond. She is also accused of violating parole.

The indictment accuses Booher and Akin of using a minor to participate in the production of material that includes sexual activity or simulated sexual activity.

Booher is charged with three counts involving the alleged rape of a girl under the age of 16. He is also accused of using electronic communication to solicit the engagement of sex with the teen.

According to the Tennessee Bar Association, Booher's practice includes criminal and juvenile law.

He received a public censure last year by the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee after being accused of failing to properly represent a client. The board said Booher "failed to act with reasonable diligence in an estate matter, failed to maintain reasonable communication with his client, and failed to expedite litigation."

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