Grainger County man charged with rape of a child

Danny Scott Wild was arrested on Sept. 9, according to police records.
Danny Scott Wild was arrested on Sept. 9, according to police records.
Published: Sep. 16, 2022 at 1:10 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2022 at 5:06 PM EDT
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BLAINE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A Grainger County man has been charged with raping a child, according to documents obtained by WVLT News.

Grainger County Sheriff’s Office deputies began investigating child sexual abuse allegations against Danny Scott Wild, 59, at the beginning of September, according to police records.

Officials said that interviews were conducted with the juvenile, multiple family members, a school counselor and a Department of Children’s Services investigator. During the course of the investigation, deputies reportedly obtained court recordings where Wild admitted “inappropriate sexual contact with a juvenile.”

Based on the recordings and information learned during the interviews, investigators said they charged Wild with rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery, continuous sexual abuse of a child and more.

On Sept. 9, Wild was arrested without incident and transported to the Grainger County Justice Center, officials said.