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Man sought in rape of 16-month-old boy in Tennessee

Posted at 9:51 AM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-15 11:51:33-05

A search has gotten underway in Tennessee for a man suspected of raping a 16-month-old boy.

Lawrenceburg police said they are looking for Simon Dean Porter for questioning in connection with the rape. 

Tennessee River Valley News reports that he is wanted for aggravated rape of a child. 

Authorities were notified by a local physician who examined the child. The boy has since been taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 

Porter is described as 5-foot-9 inches tall and 260 pounds, with red hair and hazel eyes.