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Knox County man sentenced 40 years in child rape case

Guin sexually abused a girl from when she was 10-years-old until she was 15.
Roger Dean Guin, 55, was sentenced to forty years without the possibility of parole.
Roger Dean Guin, 55, was sentenced to forty years without the possibility of parole.(DA Charme Allen’s Child Abuse Unit)
Published: Nov. 4, 2021 at 9:49 AM EDT|Updated: Jan. 28, 2022 at 10:08 AM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Knox County prosecutors have obtained a forty-year sentence against a man who sexually abused a child and threatened her to keep her quiet, a release from the office of District Attorney Charme Allen said.

Roger Guin, 55, was convicted of two counts of rape of a child, two counts of rape, aggravated sexual battery, sexual battery by an authority figure, incest and three counts of assault.

According to the release, Guin sexually abused a girl from when she was 10-years-old until she was 15 and told her there would be “bad consequences” if she went to the police about it. Guin also told the victim he would “put her family in body bags,” threatening to kill the girl, her mother and siblings, the report said.

The victim reportedly told police about the abuse after Guin moved out of the home.

Knox County Sheriff’s Office detectives were able to record a conversation between Guin and the girl’s mother, where he admitted to the abuse, the report stated.

“Thanks to the bravery of this child, this offender will never again be able to victimize another minor,” said DA Charme Allen.

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