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Moore to hear child sex abuse cases Wednesday

Moore to hear child sex abuse cases Wednesday
Weakley County General Sessions Court Judge Tommy Moore will decide on Wednesday if there is enough evidence to bound over two child sex abuse cases to the grand jury. Two Greenfield men accused of raping the same child are scheduled to appear in front of Moore for a preliminary hearing at 1 p.m. at the Weakley County Detention Center. A Weakley County Sheriff’s Department press release issued in early September cited Junior Thomas Jenkins, 43, of Kimery Levee Road in Greenfield was arrested at his home Sept. 1 after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl. WCSD investigators and members of the Greenfield Police Department were able to recover physical evidence from a clay pit on Liberty Road as well as Jenkins’ cell phone that connected him to the child rape, according to the release. In a related case, Wayne Edward Hicks, 61, also of Greenfield has been charged with raping the same 10-year-old victim Jenkins allegedly assaulted on Aug. 31. Hicks is also accused of having oral sex with the 10 year old, who was listed as relative on an affidavit of complaint and her 14-year-old friend. The charges resulted from the investigation into the alleged sexual assault of the 10-year-old child by Jenkins. Hicks faces felony charges of rape of a child, incest and aggravated statutory rape. He is being held in the Weakley County Detention Center on a $150,000 bond. Jenkins has been charged with the Class A felony of rape of a child. His bond is set at $250,000. Both men are scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday in Weakley County General Sessions Court. WCP 11.25.08

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