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Judicial Commissioner, wife arrested, charged with failure to report child sexual abuse

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From Post staff reports

A Wilson County Judicial Commissioner and his wife were arrested Thursday afternoon on charges of failing to report child sexual abuse.

Givens Phillips and his wife Tonya were booked into the Wilson County Jail and released on their own recognizance. They are to appear in court for arraignment on March 23.

According to law enforcement, both were allegedly aware that a 6-year-old child was being sexually abused and both did not report that abuse to the proper authorities. Failure to report child sexual abuse is a Class A misdemeanor.

No other details are available at this time.

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