2 UTC employees cited in adult bookstore sting

Tennessee

Two University of Tennessee-Chattanooga employees and another man face public indecency charges after an undercover operation. 

Chattanooga police conducted an undercover visit at Cinema One Theatre and Bookstore in November after receiving complaints of sexual activity. 

An officer saw James Cantrell and Joseph Wiram engaged in a sexual act. Scott Jarrett was engaged in a sexual act with himself, according to the report. 

ABC-affiliate, WTVC, says Cantrell is the associate vice chancellor in the communications and marketing department at UTC. Wiram is the school’s coordinator for veteran student services. 

The university released a statement saying, 

“We have been made aware of the situation. We’re in the process of reviewing it. It is a legal matter and as such, the university will not have a comment at this time”

An employee at the bookstore denied to WTVC that sexual activity takes place inside the business. 

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