24-year-old Savannah Grantt had an altercation at her residence with an underage male whom she had been intimate with on January 29th. Officers initially responded to a domestic in progress, arrived, and discovered the age disparity, with him being 17 and her 24. He and Grantt argued over her seeing someone else, and it escalated physically. The juvenile’s mother was present and advised officers that Grantt and her son were in a sexual relationship. The juvenile victim told them that they had been dating for 8-9 months and had sex regularly in Wilson and Davidson County. Grantt admitted to having oral sex with him in the past after knowing his age but denied any penile intercourse. She said that they only had sex in Wilson County, and when asked why specifically there, she replied, “They did it where they could.” Due to her admission and JV’s age, Grantt was taken into custody for statutory rape.
22-year-old Jose Antonio Garcia-Franco went to the apartments on Millwood Drive, where his minor ex-girlfriend resides, to make amends with her and her family on December 4th. Officers arrived and spoke with the minor victim, who stated she had been dating Garcia-Franco for about a year. She advised she is 17 years old and that they have been sexually active for the entirety of their relationship.
Garcia-Franco was transported and interviewed at Metro Nashville Police Department headquarters. He stated he lived with the victim and her family at their apartment. He advised that he knows that the victim is 17 years old and asked for her parent’s permission to date her, which they granted. Garcia-Franco and the victim had sexual intercourse approximately 30 times throughout their relationship. He said that he returned to the residence to make amends with the parents to continue their relationship, but they instead called the police.
The victim’s mother advised that Garcia-Franco lived with her family for about a year and that he and her daughter began dating and having sexual intercourse. She stated the relationship ended about two months ago, and Garcia-Franco came by to make amends, but she called the police. Garcia-Franco was transported for a mandatory HIV blood draw and was taken into custody for statutory rape.
Police say 21-year-old Torrean Smith had sexual relations with a juvenile on August 19. The juvenile reported to the police that she and Torrean had intercourse in the back seat of a vehicle once after Hermitage patrol officers caught them at Lock Two Park.
24-year-old Hellen Valencia Lemos M.S. (a Ph.D. Student at Vanderbilt) was indicted by the Davidson County Grand Jury on the 26th of July. Hellen was charged with attempted statutory rape by an authority figure and three counts of sexual battery. The indictment states that Hellen engaged in attempted sexual penetration with a minor between 13 and 18 years old from January 2022 to June 2022. Also, it states that she was in a position of authority over the minor.
39-year-old Kenneth Wasson met a 15-year-old girl on Grindr and talked her into sex by offering to explain the JROTC program. The juvenile girl spoke with the police and told them she met Kenneth on the Grindr dating app. Kenneth told her that he was in the Army and wanted to speak with her about the JROTC program, but he said it would be better to do so in person. She said that he arrived at her house on July 26th and explained the JROTC program, then he put his hand on her knee. He then rubbed up her leg until he pulled down her pants, used his mouth during a sex act, and then had sex with the victim. Once he finished, he pulled his pants up and left the residence. She said that he texted her two pictures of himself nude after the sexual encounter and sent a message saying, “We need to get together again; once wasn’t enough.”
On August 2nd, detectives were present when Kenneth texted the juvenile female admitting to having sex with her and when he said, “And maybe hit me up when you hit 18.” Wasson’s social media includes recent photos of him with underage children at IndyCar racing events, such as the one happening in Nashville this weekend.
42-year-old Adam J. Pritchard is jailed in lieu of a $250,000 bond after the Grand Jury indicted him on two counts of statutory rape and eight counts of sexual battery of a then 15-year-old child. The indictment alleged that in 2020 was in a position of trust or power over the victim and engaged in unlawful sexual contact eight times and engaged in statutory rape twice during that period.
29-year-old Jasmine Clark is charged with the felony aggravated statutory rape of her alleged lover, a 17-year-old male victim. The age difference between the two is eleven years and 17 days. The victim says he met Jasmine in November 2021 and dated until February 2022, and had sexual relations approximately every other day. Witnesses confirmed the victim would sleep in the bedroom with Jasmine in the apartment they shared; however, Jasmine claims she made him sleep on the floor. Officers were made aware of the relationship when Jasmine completed a report with MNPD stating the two were in a relationship after she was transported to Skyline Hospital. She also claimed to believe he was 21 or 19 years old.
32-year-old former John Overton High School math teacher Travis Boyd Prince has been released on his own recognizance after a Davidson County Grand Jury indicted him on four counts of solicitation of statutory rape of a student. Metro Nashville Public Schools says Prince resigned in late July when the school system was made aware of the allegations during the police investigation. The student moved after the alleged incidents occurred in 2021.
22-year-old Henry Juarez-Perez is now jailed on a $10,000 bond, charged with statutory rape after Metro Nashville Police discovered his prior relationship with a 16-year-old girl and sex that occurred over a year ago. Officers initially responded to a domestic disturbance call on July 3rd, when his ex-girlfriend and mother of this child called 911 to report that he was drunk and came to her apartment accusing her of “finding someone new” and hitting her multiple times. She locked herself in the bathroom, along with their one-year-old son, until officers arrived. While they did not find any marks or injuries from an assault, some quick math with everyone’s age and dates of birth resulted in a felony statutory rape charge for Perez, who is six years older than Maria, the mother of his child.
30-year-old Alex Collier confessed to detectives he had sex with a 16-year-old employee when he was a manager at the Bellevue Dairy Queen on Hwy 70 S. The sex occurred at least 15 times in the men’s restroom of the Dairy Queen, and at least once in the back hallway of the restaurant. Additional sex happened in the store’s parking lot, the PDK parking lot, the Staples parking lot, and at his grandmother’s residence. Court records show the two had “many conversations about their age difference” over the course of the relationship.