Sevierville man charged with statutory rape of girl, 17

Sex acts, nude picture exchange alleged
Sep. 12, 2013 @ 11:01 PM

A 31-year-old Sevierville man is facing charges of statutory rape and exploitation after he allegedly had sex and exchanged nude pictures with a 17-year-old girl.

Jason Linn Huskey, of 916 Rayfield Hollow Way in Sevierville, is being held at the Sevier County Jail in lieu of $125,000 bond.

Sevierville Police say Huskey let the girl send him 13 nude pictures of herself between Aug. 7 and Aug. 15. He also sent her a nude picture of himself on Aug. 7.

He also had oral sex with the 17-year-old, according to another warrant. “This (allegedly happened) a couple of times in the past few months,” according to a warrant.

The warrant doesn’t say that Huskey acknowledged having sex with the girl, but he apparently told officers he and the girl have been friends for two to three years.

He’s charged with aggravated statutory rape, especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor.

Huskey is also charged with failure to pay child support, and with stealing a Ford F-150 pickup from an acquaintance.

jfarrell@themountainpress.com