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Two arrested on separate rape charges

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Two Wilson County men have been arrested this week in separate statutory rape cases.

According to Wilson County Sheriff's Department reports, the first, Christopher Douglas Ross, 43, of Mt. Juliet, is accused of 10 counts of statutory rape by an authority figure. The arrest was made by Det. Robert Stafford after a lengthy investigation.

The report read an underaged victim said Ross began abusing her with inappropriate advances in 2010 - while he was a youth pastor at a Lebanon church. The advances progressed into sexual contact until early 2012. The allegations were reported to WCSD in late 2014.

The name of the church were Ross served was not available.

Ross was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 14, and was booked into the Wilson County Jail on a $75,000 bond.

In a separate case, Michael Aaron Currier, 41, of Lebanon, was arrested after being indicted on 20 counts of rape involving two children under the age of 13. Det. B.J. Stafford made the arrest Wednesday, Jan. 14 after an ongoing investigation.

It is believed the suspect was having sexual contact with two young girls for at least two years in the Watertown area. The case was referred to the WCSD after being reported to the Department of Children's Services.

Currier is also being held currently at the Wilson County Jail.

Anyone with additional information about either case is encouraged to call 444-1412.

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