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Child-rape suspect to be extradited to Williamson County

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation removed a man wanted on child-rape charges out of Williamson County from the state’s “Top 10 Most Wanted” list June 24 after he was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in California.

U.S. Marshals captured Wendell Lee Washam, 82, at the LAX Airport Sunday afternoon after he arrived on a flight from Australia. He is being held in Los Angeles awaiting extradition.
Washam was wanted by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office for failure to report for trial, two counts of rape of a child, solicitation to commit rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery, solicitation of sexual exploitation of a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means of a minor.  He was scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 3, 2012 to enter a guilty plea in the case and failed to appear and was added to the “Top 10 Most Wanted” list later that month.

Posted on: 6/24/2013


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