Fromer BRFD captain acquitted of rape charges in Tennessee
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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