Sparta man found guilty of sexual battery by an authority figure
By Rima Austin | July 19, 2018 8:00 am
Christopher W. Larremendi appeared before Judge David Patterson, on July 12, to enter a plea to two counts of sexual battery by an authority figure, a class C felony.
Patterson sentenced Larremendi to 10 years with the Tennessee Department of Correction.
Assistant District Attorney Bruce MacLeod prosecuted the case and presented the evidence. MacLeod stated that between Nov. 1, 2016 and June 29, 2017, Larremendi made sexual contact on two separate occasions with a 13-year-old.
“Thanks to the courage of this minor child to speak out and the diligent work of Detective Shannon Jenkins, of the White County Sheriff’s Department, this individual was held accountable for his actions,” said MacLeod.
“[District Attorney General] Bryant Dunaway and the district attorney’s office take very seriously any crime that victimizes children and puts them in harm’s way,” said MacLeod. “These types of cases will be diligently prosecuted. The protection of our children is, and will continue to be, of the utmost importance.”