Scott County Sheriff Ronnie Phillips announced today the charges and arrest of 34 year old Casey Michelle Thomas of Oneida. Thomas is charged with 7 counts of Aggravated Statutory Rape after sheriff’s Detective Abby Duncan, alleged through her investigation, Thomas had sexual contact with a 16 year old male minor on at least 7 different occasions. Detective Duncan found through her investigation, that Thomas would drive to the O&W area in Scott County and allegedly commit these crimes against the minor. Detective Duncan and Sheriff Phillips credit the arrest to a team effort approach to serving minor victims in their partnership with the Children’s Center of the Cumberlands and the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. Sheriff Phillips said, “I am proud of Detective Duncan and the work of our detective division. This isn’t easy work and it takes special people to work these tedious cases. Children who are victims of crime will remain our highest priority.’
Her bond is set at $200,000.