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Inmate Charged For Filing False Report of Rape

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

A Davidson, Tennessee man is charged for filing a false report that he was raped by another inmate while being held at the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility. 23-year-old Evan Curtis Hudson, a RDWDF inmate serving jail time for aggravated burglary, filed a PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) complaint on June 22nd and claimed that he had been raped by his cellmate. A thorough investigation conducted by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes and PREA Investigative Units revealed that the claim was false, and Hudson admitted that he had lied after being presented with the evidence.

Hudson is charged with two counts of filing false reports to an officer with a combined $20,000 bond. He has a criminal history in Knox County that includes aggravated burglary, theft, unauthorized use of a debit or credit card, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft, theft of property, and forgery.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Correction’s Division takes reports of rape very seriously, and anyone who files a false report will be charged. The Knox County Sheriff’s Correction’s Division maintains a ZERO TOLERANCE in keeping with Public Law 108-79, the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003, which will enhance intervention, documentation, reporting, and investigative procedures. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office has mandated a zero-tolerance towards all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment.  Such conduct is prohibited and will not be tolerated; to include inmate-on-inmate sexual abuse or harassment and employee-on-inmate sexual abuse or harassment.  It is Knox County Sheriff’s Office’s policy to aggressively investigate all allegations, regardless of the source, and prosecute those who are involved in incidents of sexual abuse.  Criminal investigations will be referred to the Knox County Major Crimes Division. Alleged victims of sexual abuse or harassment will be provided a supportive and protective environment. The credibility of an alleged victim, suspect, or witness is assessed on an individual basis and not determined by the person’s status as inmate or staff. 

Citizens can make third-party notifications of sexual abuse in any Knox County Correctional facility by calling the Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee, 2455 Sutherland Avenue, Suite B Knoxville, TN 37919, at (865) 522-7273 emailing a complaint to, or calling the KCSO internal hotline at 865-281-6952.



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