Bean Station man accused of raping children ages 7 and 8

Jeff Bobo • Dec 14, 2018 at 9:45 AM

ROGERSVILLE — A Bean Station man who lately was living in Alabama was named in a sealed Hawkins County grand jury indictment in August, accused of raping two children ages 7 and 8 was arraigned Thursday in Hawkins County Criminal Court.

Jeremiah Dennis Long, 33, was named in a three count sealed indictment on Aug. 20 charging him with two counts of rape of a child, as well as one count of aggravated sexual battery of a child.

The child rapes are alleged to have take place on Nov. 25, 2017 involving a 7-year-old victim and an 8-year-old victim.

The aggravated sexual battery is alleged to have taken place on July 4, 2016 against the child who was 7 when the alleged rape took place. The alleged aggravated sexual battery would have taken place the day before that child’s sixth birthday.

Rape of a child is a Class A felony punishable by 15-25 years.

Long was arrested on the sealed indictments Wednesday morning in Fayette, Alabama, and remains held in the Hawkins County Jail on $150,000 bond. A June 25 trial day was scheduled.

Other recent sealed indictment returns included:

— Travis Duane Shattuck, 31, 154 Cedar Hill Road, Rogersville, who was arrested Tuesday and arraigned Thursday on one count of robbery. Shattuck remains held on $100,000 bond and was ordered by the court to have no contact with his alleged victim.

— Patricia Hensen, 52, 404 Barnett Drive, Kingsport, for delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are sold. She was arraigned Thursday, a Feb. 6 trial date was scheduled, and she was ordered held on $20,000 bond.

— Michael Shane Hoppenstedt, 32, 2034 Adair St., Kingsport, for simple possession of cocaine. He was also named in a Dec. 3 grand jury indictment for possession of drug paraphernalia and is scheduled for arraignment in Criminal Court Friday.

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