In a major update to the story we published yesterday about a refugee couple being separated by Metro Nashville Police, who charged the husband with felony statutory rape and committed the wife to DCS Custody, we have just learned that all charges are being dropped and the wife is being released from DCS custody. Metro Nashville Police say there was an error in determining her date of birth, which was actually in 2003, not 2006, making her 18-years-old, soon to be 19.
Metro Nashville Police initially responded to a 3rd party call about a domestic dispute early Tuesday morning. They met with 25-year-old Maseehullah Feda and his wife, who explained they were a married couple and were recently-arrived refugees from Afghanistan. As police were reviewing their provided and valid Employment Authorization cards they found the wife’s age to be 15. While allowable with permission in the country in which they were married (and also in Hawaii, Missouri, Montana, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire), police were not going to allow it in Tennessee.
Officers inquired about the sexual activities of the married couple, and they admitted they had sex within the past day, as they were married. Officer Paul Hughes took Feda into custody and charged him with felony statutory rape of his wife. Feda remains in jail, while his wife was removed from their home and taken into the custody of DCS.
A Davidson County Grand Jury has indicted 34 -year-old Andre Gills on 2 counts of rape and 2 counts of aggravated statutory rape. The two incidents occurred in 2019 on June 5th and August 19th. Counts 1 & 2 allege Gills committed rape by fraud, as defined by TCA, and counts 3 & 4 allege Gills committed the aggravated statutory rape of someone who was both under the age of 18, and at least 10 years younger than himself. Gills is free on a $50,000 bond. Gills has prior convictions for domestic assault, possession of a weapon with a DV conviction, accessory to aggravated robbery, and multiple probation violations. Gills is a barber in Nashville who operates under the name of ‘GreedyCutz’ and uses the name ‘Greedy615’ across social media.
42-year-old David K, Tindell, who was 38 at the time of the incident, is charged with the aggravated statutory rape of a 16-year-old child in Nashville. The incident occurred in January of 2018 in Nashville. He has had multiple hearings in the case to date, and his next scheduled hearing in Nashville is coming up in August. He faces related charges in multiple other jurisdictions.
52-year-old Angela Petty was charged with aggravated statutory rape, prostitution, and possession of drug paraphernalia after officers spotted her and a 16-year-old having intercourse and admitted that she agreed to do it for $10.
30-year-old Timothy Williams was indicted December 2nd on two counts of statutory rape. Williams was a Mt. Juliet teacher and coach for both track and football. The incident happened in June and the victim was a 16-year-old student.
Erick Rojas-Derojas, 29, is currently in custody after admitting to having sex with a 13-year-old girl at least 10 times since late spring or early summer of 2018. The 13-year-old girl presented to a Nashville hospital on Wednesday, 33-weeks pregnant.
The age difference between Rojas-Derojas and the victim is 15 years, 10 months, and 20 days.
The pair admitted to having sex ‘multiple times’ at the Donelson Waffle House on Lebanon Pike, where they were co-workers. He is Benjamin McDonald, 25, she had just turned 17. Now he’s charged with statutory rape in 2 counties.