Knoxville man charged with statutory rape of Maryville girl

Knoxville man charged with statutory rape of Maryville 13-year-old

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Gustavo Jose Moreno (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office) Gustavo Jose Moreno (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office)

MARYVILLE (WATE) - A Knoxville man was charged with aggravated statutory rape over the weekend, accused of having sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl from Maryville.

Gustavo Jose Moreno, 33, faces charges of aggravated statutory rape and solicitation of a minor.

Blount County sheriff's deputies say they responded to a home on Sevierville Road last Friday after receiving a report of a rape.

Officers spoke to a 13-year-old girl who said a man raped her at knife point in a barn on the property.

Investigators were led to Moreno at his business in Knoxville Saturday where he was arrested.

The girl and Moreno had met online.

Moreno was expected in court Wednesday morning. He is being held at the Blount County Detention Facility on $35,000 bond.

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