A 29-year-old Tennessee man is accused of rape and animal cruelty. As reported by WENK News, Jared Payton, of Paris, is facing multiple charges, including aggravated rape, one count of rape, one count of reckless endangerment and one count of animal cruelty, following a joint investigation between the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the Paris Police Department.
Payton is accused of using drugs to “coerce” juvenile girls into performing sex acts; a BB gun was allegedly used on one girl to force her into engaging in a sexual act.
Payton is separately facing an animal cruelty charge for dragging a dog behind a moving vehicle. The dog had been struck by a car, but was alive, when Payton allegedly secured a rope to its neck and dragged it to its death behind a vehicle.
The accused rapist and animal cruelty suspect is being held on $350,000 bail and is due in court
(Booking photo of accused man)
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