Additional Charges are Filed Against a McMinn County Woman Already Facing Numerous Charges Related to Sexual Encounters with Minors

Photo Courtesy of WVLT

Additional charges are filed against a woman in McMinn County already facing numerous charges related to sexual encounters with minors.

McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy says 38 year-old Melissa Blair has now been indicted on additional charges which were added as nine new victims are identified. That brings the total to 18 victims. The McMinn County Grand Jury met yesterday (Tuesday) and indicted Blair with a total of 20 counts of sexual abuse charges.

Some of the charges include 6 counts of Aggravated Statutory Rape, Solicitation of a Minor and
Solicitation of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor by Electronic Means and 5 counts of Patronizing Prostitution

The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services received a referral in December of last year that alerted them of Blair having sexual encounters with male students at McMinn Central High School.

All of these incidents happened from spring of 2020 through late 2021. At the times, all of the victims were between the ages of 15 and 17. The investigation revealed Blair reportedly had talked with the victims on social media, arranged to meet with them and traded “items for sexual encounters.”

The Director of McMinn County Schools served Blair a letter, banning her from all McMinn County school properties or any school activities. This ban remains in effect with the new charges.

Country News

Old Dominion Crashed a Wedding – and There Were No Hard Feelings About It

Old Dominion Crashed a Wedding – and There Were No Hard Feelings About It

Old Dominion is out on the road with Kenny Chesney‘s Here And Now tour. But…when they’re not rocking stadiums with their music – turns out the guys like to freelance as a wedding band! OD posted “We had the privilege of playing a small part in Jade and Carson‘s big day. It’s an amazing thing…

Blake Shelton Shares the Song that He Wanted to Single Out

Blake Shelton Shares the Song that He Wanted to Single Out

Blake Shelton fans might remember that the song “I Don’t Care” appears on two of his albums. The song first showed up on Blake’s 2007 album, Pure BS. Then “I Don’t Care” also appeared in the track list for Blake’s next album – 2008’s Startin’ Fires. Turns out that the song showing up on two…

Ryan Hurd Drops the Music Video for His Single “Pass It On”

Ryan Hurd Drops the Music Video for His Single “Pass It On”

Ryan Hurd‘s current single at country radio, “Pass It On,” is from his album, Pelago. Ryan shares the story behind the song, “I wrote ‘Pass It On’ with Jordan Schmidt and my wife Maren Morris and Hardy. Originally it was a an idea we were kind of angling toward Maren’s third album. And as the…

Weather

  • Forecast
  • Currents
  • Planner