Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

March 3, 2014

Woman charged with failure to report sex abuse


CROSSVILLE — A Cumberland County woman was arrested and released under bond after being charged with allowing a juvenile child to have sex with an adult.

The arrest was made, Feb. 21, according to records at the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department.

Patricia Lynn Hall, 49, 394 Don Kerley Rd., is charged with one felony count of failure to report child abuse. She was taken into custody at the Justice Department and later released under $5,000 bond.

The arrest stems from an on-going incident involving a teen-aged girl and a 38-year-old man with whom the teen was reportedly involved in a sexual relationship. The arrest affidavit signed by Sheriff's Investigator John Haynes claims Hall was aware of the on-going relationship from March 1, 2013 to Sept. 1, 2013, and did not report the incidents to authorities.

Hall is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court to answer the charge on March 10.