Washington County VA

Jonesborough man charged with 'sexting' juvenile

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. - A Jonesborough man is being charged with four counts of statutory rape.

Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff Ed Graybeal tells us 48-year-old Michael Joseph Clay is accused of receiving and sending inappropriate pictures through a cell phone to a juvenile.

The investigation showed the inappropriate contact happened on at least four separate occasions.

Washington County investigator Jared Taylor says "sexting" is becoming a bigger problem. "Unfortunately I just don't know that we have the laws or that they've caught up to this technology," he said. "[We need to] allow law enforcement to do a better job in trying to prevent this."

Clay's bond was set at $100,000. At last check he is still in the Washington County Detention Center.

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