By TONY STINNETT, Courier Sports Editor
Two men have been charged for sex crimes against minors involving children in Cannon County, according to officials with the Cannon County Sheriff’s Department.
Donald Page and Jared Norrod face aggravated statutory rape charges against male minors following a lengthy investigation by Sheriff’s Investigator Anthony Young.
Page has been charged with 14 counts of statutory rape and Norrod faces five counts of statutory rape. The two men are being held on bonds totaling $560,000.
“The case is ongoing,” Investigator Young said. “All of these cases are bad but this is probably one of the worst I have worked for the fact of what has come out of it. It has been bad. I can’t imagine there are people like that in this world.”
Norrod is being incarcerated at the DeKalb County Jail for other offenses out of another district, Young said. He was brought to Cannon County to face additional charges. Norrod will remain in DeKalb County’s jail facing charges there before he will deal with additional charges in Cannon County.
Page was picked up by U.S. Marshals in Mt. Juliet and was transported to Cannon County to face charges. He is being held at the Cannon County jail on a $150,000 bond.
“It has been a pretty long investigation to get what I needed to charge them,” Young said. “This case has been ongoing for several months.”
Young said there is satisfaction when arrests are made in such cases because of the severity of the charges.
“If they go to jail they can’t hurt anyone else from in there,” Young said. “These are the worst cases. No one likes doing these cases but there is a satisfaction when you are able to make arrests.”