On 05/18/2015, the details of an inappropriate sexual relationship between a 17-year-old male and Ariel Stevenson, an adult female, were reported to Franklin Police. The facts of the case, learned through a comprehensive criminal investigation, were presented to a Williamson County Grand Jury on 09/14/2015. That Grand Jury indicted Ariel Stevenson, 25, of Franklin, with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Statutory Rape.
Stevenson surrendered to authorities on 09/25/2015. On that same day, she posted a $20,000 bond and was released. Stevenson is the wife of the youth minister at a Franklin Church, where she met the victim. She is due in court 10/15/2015 at 9:00am.
Franklin detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this, or other incidents with Stevenson to contact FPD’s Criminal Investigation Division, (615) 794-2513.