WATERTOWN, TN- A local man is facing serious charges following an investigation into a complaint that was made involving a minor child. Edward Alan Kuiper (36), a resident of Watertown, was booked into the Wilson County Jail on April 10th on charges of Aggravated Rape of a Child and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. The mother of the victim reported the allegations of sex abuse to the WCSO. Detectives quickly opened an investigation into the allegations that were made against Kuiper which involved a minor child under the age of 10 years old. During the investigation, evidence was obtained by the Criminal Investigations Division which resulted in the arrest of Kuiper.
“Anytime you open up an investigation involving sex crimes against minor children, it’s going to be an extremely emotional time for everyone who is involved,” stated Sheriff Robert Bryan. “This is an ongoing investigation and we are confident that once it is completed, there will be more charges coming against Kuiper that may involve the current victim as well as additional victims. Our detectives are working hard to make sure Kuiper is held accountable for his inexcusable actions.”
Kuiper is currently being held in the Wilson County Jail with a total bond of $505,000. As a result of the new charges, Kuiper also received a Violation of Probation and his initial court appearance has been set for April 22nd at 9:00 a.m.