Rutherford Co. jailer accused of touching girls’ breasts

MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) -A Rutherford County jailer is accused of fondling two middle school girls who were skipping class earlier this month.

Jailer Trey Welch was arrested Monday on two counts of sexual battery with a child and two counts of contributing to delinquency of a minor.

Police said two middle school girls were skipping class and called Welch to come pick them up. He is accused of taking them to buy cigarettes and then going to his apartment.

The girls said he then touched their chests, fondled them and offered to give one of them money to buy marijuana.

Welch was interviewed by investigators about the incident and then arrested. He has resigned his position with the sheriff’s office.


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