Sex offender charged with rape of a minor

A locally registered sex offender has been charged with multiple sex-related crimes including rape of a minor and found to be in violation of the sex offender registry.

Derrick Slaven, 33, has been on the Tennessee Sex offender registry since April 29,2005, when he was convicted of attempted rape of a child and rape of a child.  According to an arrest warrant filed by Detective Abby Duncan, Scott County Sherriff’s Department, the victim is a minor female, therefore was sent to The Children’s Center of the Cumberland’s to discuss the incident occurring between herself and Slaven on December 4. According to the forensic report, the minor was at her grandmother’s home on December 4 while Slaven was also there. Allegedly, Slaven came into the same room with the minor asking to borrow her phone. When the minor explained to Slaven she had no minutes, or money to get the minutes, he asked her what she would do to get the money. Thereafter, Slaven kissed her and made her hug him. The victim then recalls her perpetrator becoming aggressive, touching her in inappropriate places and revealing himself to her. The minor attempted to get away several times, but Slaven repeatedly pulled her back into the room where more inappropriate behavior occurred. The victim further elaborates that the severity of Slaven’s behavior increased as the incident went on until the minor’s cell phone rang and she was able to get away.

Slaven was arrested on December 6, 2017, and charged with Rape, four counts of sexual battery, solicitation of a minor, indecent exposure, and false imprisonment. In addition to the alleged behavior, three warrants were filed by Rachel Newport, Tennessee Department of Corrections, for violations of Slaven’s sex offender laws. According to the warrants, Slaven failed to report a change in residence and knowingly established living accommodations within 1000 ft. of a public school. Slaven was arraigned on these charges Monday, December 11, and is scheduled to be in court December 13.