On August 22, 2017, the Hendersonville Police Department received a complaint that James Lawing, 47 years of age had sex with a 16 years of age female on Walton Ferry Road in Hendersonville. After an investigation it was determined that Lawing brought the 16 year old female from Smith County, Tennessee to Sumner County to work on a construction project. James Lawing was charged with two counts of Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure.
James Lawing, Carthage, Tennessee is currently being held at the Sumner County Jail with a $250,000.00 bond. His General Sessions Court date is September 27, 2017 at 9:00 am.
Anyone with information regarding this or other crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400.
Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.