On April 17, 2019, after a two (2) day trial a Claiborne County jury found Bobby Lovin, of
Tazewell, Tennessee guilty of Two Counts of Rape of a Child. Claiborne County Criminal
Court Judge E. Shayne Sexton revoked Bobby Lovin’s bond and set a sentencing hearing
to be held on July 29, 2019. This case was investigated by Detective Gary Ruszkowski of
the New Tazewell Police Department. The Department of Children’s Services also
assisted in the investigation. Bobbie Womack of the Claiborne County Children’s Center
also assisted throughout the prosecution of this case. Sonni Reagan of the Children’s
Center of the Cumberlands, including their facility dog, Lucia, also assisted in the
prosecution of this case. At trial, the State was represented by Assistant District
Attorneys General Graham E. Wilson and Courtney Stanifer.