Tipton County man charged with child rape, aggravated sexual battery

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TIPTON COUNTY, Tenn. — A Tipton County man has been arrested on child rape and aggravated sexual battery charges.

Edwin Burgess was a bus driver and worker at Central Christian Church in Covington.

According to police documents, the alleged rape was finally brought to light after a 10-year-old victim told a friend Burgess wanted her and another 10-year-old child to play truth or dare.

He reportedly asked them to pee in a sink while he watched.

On another occasion he dared them to ride the bus home naked.

When the victim said her mother would be mad, he reportedly told her know one would find out and the windows were too dark that no one would see.

An investigation into the claims led to even more shocking claims.

The second 10-year-old told police Burgess started raping her around New Years 2017.

The last time was around June 18 after church.

“This investigation involves sensitive information and may be involving other victims,” the Covington Police Department said. “Our priority is the safety and well-being of the children involved.”

Burgess was taken into custody Wednesday.

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