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East Tennessee lawyer charged with raping, exploiting minor

August 23rd, 2013 2:03 pm by Tyler Jett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

East Tennessee lawyer charged with raping, exploiting minor

A Harriman lawyer was indicted last week on three counts of statutory rape.

After the grand jury indictment, the Loudon County Sheriff's Office arrested Kent Lowery Booher, of 819 Trenton St., on Aug. 14. Booher, 58, also was charged with especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and solicitation of a minor.

Booher left jail on Aug. 15 after paying a bond of $29,000, and he is due in Loudon County Criminal Court for a status hearing on Oct. 11. The lawyer did not return a call to his office Thursday.

A woman was arrested along with Booher. The grand jury indicted Malina Nanette Akin, 36, on one count of especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor. She remained in the Loudon County Jail on Thursday afternoon in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

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