Carter Co. man charged with multiple child sex crimes

Mark Alan Gwaltney- Carter County Sheriff's Office

CARTER COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – Carter County Sheriff’s Office deputies charged a man with multiple child sex crimes, after receiving a report of possible child abuse Saturday.

Mark Alan Gwaltney- Carter County Sheriff's Office
Mark Alan Gwaltney- Carter County Sheriff’s Office

According to a CCSO news release, officers responded to the Happy Valley community, where they collected evidence related to allegations.

Deputies charged Mark Alan Gwaltney, 50, with six counts of aggravated sexual exploitation of a child, two counts of aggravated sexual battery of a minor and two counts of aggravated rape of a child.

Gwaltney’s bond was set at $250,000 and he was taken to the Carter County Detention Center.

According to the release, an investigation is ongoing.

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