Knoxville man charged with child rape

Knoxville man charged with child rape

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Johnathan Swanson (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Johnathan Swanson (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A Knoxville man is facing child rape charges after a grand jury returned a presentment as the result of an ongoing investigation.

Johnathan Swanson, 37, is being held on $500,000 bond for the rape of a child and aggravated sexual battery.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says Swanson was already being held on a drug charge when the arrest warrant was issued.

He was charged with rape in 2007, but the case nolle prossed, meaning it was dismissed, but it could be refiled at a later date. He was charged and pleaded guilty to statutory rape in 2007.

Swanson's current charges are unrelated to either 2007 case.
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