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Fromer BRFD captain acquitted of rape charges in Tennessee

9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Thursday, October 20 2016 Oct 20, 2016 October 20, 2016 7:08 PM October 20, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

TENNESSEE - A former Baton Rouge Fire Department captain has been acquitted of all charges after being accused of raping a child in Tennessee.

Roman Bates, 57, was arrested in June 2015 by members of the Fugitive Apprehension Unit in New Orleans. Bates was a camptain who worked with BRFD since 1990.

Bates was acquitted of charges including rape of a child and aggravated sexual battery Thursday.

When Bates was arrested, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said Bates was a fugitive from Shelby County, Tenn. for charges of rape of a child, sexual battery, aggravated sexual battery, and aggravated statutory rape.

More information about Bates' original arrest can be found here.

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