Sunday, August 28, 2011
Police have charged an illegal Mexican immigrant with statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl
Diego H. Hernandez-Luna, who told police that he was 22, was booked into the Rutherford County jail on the charge following an investigation that involved Murfreesboro Police Detective Tommy Roberts and a Tennessee Department of Children’s Services investigator, according to a Murfreesboro Police report. Roberts wrote in an arrest report that he received a referral from the DCS investigator, Kevin Smith, about an underage girl who was having sex with Hernandez-Luna. Smith had interviewed the girl who told him that she and Hernandez-Luna would go to a hotel on South Church Street and have sexual intercourse adding that this happened 10 to 20 times. Hernandez-Luna was asked to visit the police department to be questioned about the incidents and obliged. Hernandez-Luna was arrested following the interview and transported to the jail. His bond was set at $5,000.