Greeneville police: Man had sex with teen he met online

(WBIR) An East Tennessee man is behind bars accused of having sex with a teenager he met online.

Sullivan County deputies arrested Joel David Cormier on Friday and charged him with aggravated statutory rape. Greeneville police said the 26-year-old met a 15-year-old girl for sex on two separate occasions.

Investigators said Cormier created online profiles on Facebook and MeetMe, claiming he was 18 years old and used the aliases "Phillip Benton" and "Matt Briarton."

Officials believe the suspect may be tied to similar crimes in Sullivan County. Anyone with information on Cormier or these aliases is asked to call the Greeneville Police Department 423-783-2802 or your local law enforcement agency.


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