Elizabethton man charged with sexual abuse of a child

Published 10:20 am Wednesday, July 27, 2022

An Elizabethton man was arrested Wednesday on five counts of child sexual abuse.

According to a release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Christopher Chambers, 21 of Elizabethton, participated in sexual contact with a minor under the age of 13 on multiple occasions. The investigation began in February of this year and was conducted by the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services and the Washington County Criminal Investigations Division.

Earlier this month, investigators presented the case to the Grand Jury in Washington County. The Grand Jury found sufficient evidence that Chambers had violated the law and a presentment was later issued out of Criminal Court.

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Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested Chambers on Tuesday, and charged him with Rape of a Child (five counts) and Aggravated Sexual Battery (victim under 13).

He was currently being held at the Washington County Detention Center on a $200,000 bond and will appear in Washington County Criminal Court at a later date.