Huntsville, TN (2018-10-09) A Huntsville man that fled to Oklahoma in 2016 to avoid being arrested has been indicted on more than 100 counts of child sexual abuse. Authorities say he victimized at least four young girls—all younger than 13.
Christopher N. Cox, 38, of Huntsville has been indicted by a Scott County Grand Jury on 110 new counts of child sex abuse, including more than 90 counts of the rape of a child. Authorities say that Cox perpetrated the crime(s) over a period of years, starting in September 2013. The alleged abuse reportedly went unreported until late 2016, when the allegations came to light. Shortly thereafter, Cox reportedly went on the lam. A week later, the was captured in Rogers County, Oklahoma.
In the most recent court documents, Cox was charged with 91 counts of the rape of child. He was additionally charged with 11 counts of aggravated sexual battery, 5 counts of the continuous sexual abuse of a child, and 3 counts of sexual battery. Authorities say that Cox victimized at least four female children; the youngest being just five years old at the time the abuse allegedly started. Cox is accused of a multitude of sex acts with the victims; including digital penetration, intercourse, and oral copulation. The alleged acts occurred largely in the living room and in a bedroom at Cox’s house. Several instances allegedly occurred as the victim was riding an all-terrain vehicle with him.
During a preliminary hearing held in February 2017, the four victims testified against Cox recalling multiple instances of abuse. During testimony, the girls, then 6 to 15 years old, accused him of touching them inappropriately. Most of the alleged abuse reportedly occurred at Cox’s residence, which, at one time, he shared with the biological mother of one of the victims. The other victims were reportedly friends of the little girl, the children of friends of the family, or kids in the neighborhood.
In March of 2017, a Scott County Grand jury indicted Cox on 37 counts. The most recent charges follow an intense investigation by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office into the victim’s allegations.