Two Franklin men are free on bond following their indictments this week for child sex crimes, in two unrelated cases.
Charles Oakes, 55, of Franklin, was indicted for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor after an in-depth police investigation led to the discovery of numerous pornographic images of children on his computer. Oakes was a local teacher when the investigation began. Oakes has also been charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He is free on a $25,000 bond.
Guna Vadlapati, 44, of Franklin, was indicted on 4-counts of the Aggravated Sexual Battery of a child. Investigators determined that Vadlapati repeatedly molested the child of a family friend over a period of several months. He is free on a $100,000 bond. Both men face a Circuit Court Judge on 02/23/2015 at 9am.
Chief Deborah Faulkner said, “Those who sexually exploit or abuse children will be aggressively investigated and prosecuted,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “These types of offenders have our full attention.”
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