Sullivan County

Man found guilty of raping 7-year-old relative

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. - A Sullivan County man accused of raping a child is awaiting sentencing after being found guilty.

Dwight Randall Walton II was convicted of rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery, and solicitation of sexual exploitation of a minor by a Sullivan County jury.

Investigators say the victim in the case was seven-year-old relative of Walton's. The offenses took place over a five-month period.

He will be sentenced on May 29.

Walton is also facing more charges after officers say they found more than 150 images of minors engaging in sexual activity.

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