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Pulaski Man Indicted on Charges of Sex Abuse in Amish Community

Press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; June 13, 2012:

Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today served a Pulaski, Tenn. man currently being held on sex charges in the Giles County Jail with 13 counts against him after he was indicted by the Giles County Grand Jury today. The case involves both male and female victims living within the Amish community in Giles County.

TBI originally arrested Maurice Dale “Jimmy” McAllister, 80, on May 1, 2012 on one count of aggravated rape, one count of sexual battery and one count of aggravated burglary. Today, he was indicted on those original three charges and on an additional ten charges of three counts of aggravated rape, one count of aggravated sexual battery, and six counts of sexual battery. The thirteen charges stem from four female victims and one male victim who McAllister sexually abused over the course of seven years. At the time of the incidents, the victims were between 12 and 22 years old. TBI began investigating the allegations against McAllister at the request of the 22nd Judicial District Attorney General and executed a search warrant on McAllister’s residence located at 2750 Big Dry Creek Road in Pulaski, Tenn. to obtain evidence in the case when the case originated.

The investigation is continuing and the subject could face additional charges at a later date. McAllister’s bond was set at $ 2,250,000.

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