A Franklin County man faces charges of filing a false report following an investigation by special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
On September 29th, TBI agents received a request from 17th Judicial District Attorney General Rob Carter to investigate a sexual assault allegation made against a lieutenant at the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, after the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services received a tip to its Child Abuse Hotline.
Agents determined the tip was bogus, that no sexual assault occurred, and identified the man responsible as George Rayburn Martin, 40, of Cowan.
Martin was charged with one count of false reports and one count of false reporting of child sexual abuse.
On Monday, the Bedford County grand jury returned indictments against Martin. He is currently being held on unrelated charges.