Former East Tennessee cop accused of rape, misconduct

Cassen Jackson-Garrison (Courtesy: TBI)

ANDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A former police officer out of East Tennessee was arrested on rape and misconduct charges Friday.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said they began investigating then-officer Cassen Jackson-Garrison in August 2015 after a complaint he was having sexual contact with a minor.

At the time, he was working as a police officer for the Oak Ridge Police Department.

During their investigation, the TBI says agents learned the 31-year-old had sexual conduct with a teen in July 2015.

Jackson-Garrison was indicted this year on May 3 by a grand jury in Anderson County.

He was reportedly taken into custody Friday morning in Mt. Juliet then transported to Anderson County where he was booked into jail on $25,000 bond.

Jackson-Garrison was terminated from his position with the Oak Ridge Police Department around the time the investigation began in August 2015.

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