published Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Cleveland TN man charged with raping child

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A Cleveland man has been arrested and charged with the rape of an 11-year-old child, a police affidavit says.

Steven "Joe" Burch, 52, admitted he had been drinking when he decided to make the child perform oral sex on him, according to Cleveland police.

He is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 1. His bail has been set at $500,000.

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