Wilson County man arrested on rape charges involving children

(Wilson County Sheriff's Office)

A Wilson County man is facing child rape charges.

Joseph Leroy Durham Jr., 55, of Lebanon is charged with rape of a child and aggravated statutory rape. He was arrested and booked into Wilson County Jail on Sunday.

Deputies said the mother of the victims reported the allegation to the sheriff's office.

“This was a very trying case for our investigators as it involves children,” stated Sheriff Robert Bryan. “This is an ongoing investigation and we feel that once it is completed, that there will be more charges coming against Mr. Durham. I commend our investigators for all of the hard work that they put in this case.”

He's being held without bond.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation, please contact the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office at (615) 444-1412.

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