KPD e-News Release: Suspect in Custody for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Suspect in Custody for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor
DATE: December 9, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On December 9, 2014 at approximately 1:00 PM, Mark Allen Garrett was arrested for the offenses of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. He is presently incarcerated in the Kingsport City Jail pending arraignment.

This arrest came as a result of an investigation that originated on December 5, 2014 by the Kingsport Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division after detectives were alerted to a video, inadvertently found on a computer flash drive, showing Garrett engaged in sexual activity with a male child under the age of three.

This investigation is ongoing with additional charges pending. Due to the extremely sensitive nature of the offenses and the minor age of the victim, no further information will be released at this time.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Mark Allen Garrett
Age Date of Birth 5/19/1971

43 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Male
Residency 587 Lovedale Drive

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

2) Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit