Judge sends sex charges to grand jury
A judge in Maryville has sent child sex charges against two Georgia men to a grand jury.
Police say the 19-year-olds came to the Smoky Mountains foothills city to meet two girls they chatted with on the Internet. Both girls are 12.
Authorities say Juan Manuel Coronado the Second of Marietta (Georgia) and Geoffrey Ray Dennis of Kennesaw (Georgia) spent the night with the girls at a motel on October fifth after the girls told their parents they were staying at a friend\’s house.
Coronado was charged with child rape and contributing to the unruliness of a minor.
Dennis is accused of aggravated sexual battery and contributing.
One of the girls told police she at first told Coronado she was 15, then said she was 13, but finally told him she was only 12 before the men drove up from Georgia.
The other girl told police she didn\’t reveal her age.
Three airport workers burned
Three airport workers were burned as they unloaded fuel from an airplane at the Jackson airport this morning.
Madison County Sheriff David Woolfork says two of them were taken to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis by helicopter.
The security chief at McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport says the men were defueling the plane when a spark ignited the fuel.
The victims\’ identities weren\’t immediately available.