published Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Sex offender changes kid's birth certificate to list himself as the father

KNOXVILLE — A registered, violent sex offender pleaded guilty Monday to altering a child’s birth certificate to list him as the child’s biological father.

Don Allen Coleman, 37, entered a guilty plea in Knox County Criminal Court to a charge of fabricating evidence. He was arrested in November following an investigation by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Registry Enforcement Unit.

Coleman has a prior conviction of aggravated sexual battery of a 9-year-old child.

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