An alleged child molester had his bond doubled this week after he confessed to having sex with a 12-year-old girl.
The suspect, Christopher Allen Biggs, 42, is now being held under a $500,000 bond by order of General Sessions Judge Bill Locke on Tuesday afternoon. He was originally being detained under a $250,000 bond but concerns raised by evidence heard during preliminary hearing prompted the judge to raise his bond.
Biggs was bound to the grand jury after a short preliminary hearing that included the testimony of McMinnville police detective Marty Cantrell. During the testimony it was learned the child reported the sexual abuse at school.
The information was passed on to law enforcement and the girl was interviewed at the Children’s Advocacy Center – the headquarters where investigators and medical staff meet to make inquiries into alleged child physical, mental and sexual abuse.
During her interview, the girl described the incident in which Biggs raped her. Under state law, any adult who has sexual relations with a child under 13 can be charged with child rape – a crime that carries 25 to 40 years in prison without chance of early release.
With the allegation, police called in Biggs for questioning.
“He was questioned and interviewed and confessed to the rape,” Cantrell said.
Should Biggs make the $500,000 bond, he has been warned not to have any contact with the victim.