published Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Sequatchie County constable arrested on child rape charges

Sequatchie County Constable David Eugene Broome, 61, was arrested Monday by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation officers after he was indicted on child rape charges by the Sequatchie County Grand Jury.

According to a TBI news release, in December 2012 and January 2013, Broome, who is from Signal Mountain, Tenn., allegedly had "sexual contact" with an 8-year-old girl at his home.

Broome is now at Sequatchie County Jail and is being held without bond. He will appear in court on Friday, Sept. 27.

He was indicted on one count of rape of a child, according to the TBI.

Broome is listed as president of Mountain City Service, a plumbing company based on Signal Mountain, according to the company website.

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Alex joined the Times Free Press staff full-time in January 2014 as a region business reporter. He is a native of Dayton, Tenn., located 35 miles north of Chattanooga, and he is a fifth-generation Dayton native. Alex came to the Times Free Press as an editorial intern in July 2013. He was previously a correspondent at The Herald-News, located in Dayton, through college and editor-in-chief of the Triangle, Bryan College's student-led media group. Alex was ...

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