Sentencing set for June

     A Campbell County Jury found Marty Lynn Ray guilty of four counts of rape of a child; Class A felonies.  After a two-day trial, the verdict was reached late Friday afternoon in Campbell County Criminal Court at Jacksboro.

   Campbell County Criminal Court Judge E. Shayne Sexton ordered the 47-year old Ray back into immediate custody of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office where he will await sentencing scheduled for Monday, June 18.

    Ray, of Cherry Bottom Road-Caryville, was initially charged on November 10, 2016. The arrest followed an investigation by Detective-Sergeant Ricky Lee Jeffers with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department.  Ray (pictured above) was arrested at his Cherry Bottom home without incident.

   Investigators acted on a request from the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services to further investigate allegations made by a young female.  That was in July 2016.

   This case was investigated and prosecuted by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office. The Campbell County Children’s Center and the Department of Children’s Services were also an integral part of the investigation and trial.

   At trial, the state was represented by Assistant District Attorneys Lindsey Cadle and Meredith Slemp. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/17/2018-6AM-PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CAMPBELL COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT)