Rhea County man indicted on 25 counts of child rape

Jerry Defore has been indicted on a total of 25 counts of child rape. (Image: Rhea Co. Sheriff's Office, MGN)

On Monday, a grand jury indicted a Rhea County man on a total of 25 counts of child rape.

Detective Rocky Potter with the Rhea County Sheriff's Office says Jerry Defore is accused of inappropriate behavior with five victims.

Defore was charged in March with five counts of child rape before these indictments.

Potter says three of the victims are under 12 years old.

The other two are in their twenties, but came forward saying he had touched them when they were younger.

Jerry Defore is expected in court on Friday.

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