Ex-Metro cop indicted in child sex case

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 9:00pm

A Clay County grand jury indicted a former Metro Police officer on two counts of aggravated sexual battery of a victim younger than 13.

James Stackhouse with an indictment on two counts of aggravated sexual battery March 1, according to Clay County Assistant District Attorney Mark Gore. Stackhouse bonded out of jail and is set for arraignment on March 29.

Stackhouse was a 17-year veteran of the Metro Police Department when he resigned in August 2009, following allegations he had inappropriate relations with a child. The incident reportedly took place on Dale Hollow Lake in Clay County, and that county’s sheriff’s office conducted the investigation.

Immediately following reports of the officer’s alleged conduct Metro Police spokesman Don Aaron said the department confronted Stackhouse and he submitted his resignation the next day.

At the time of his resignation, Stackhouse was a field training officer at the Hermitage Precinct.


3 Comments on this post:

By: TitansFan035 on 3/10/10 at 7:39

Boy,Boy,Boy are they going to have fun with your behind in prison! # a cop not even a good one # 2 child molesting cop!! Best greased up!

By: ccmishu on 3/10/10 at 8:17

Too bad they let him pay a bond.

By: VeryDisgusted on 3/10/10 at 5:10

If Metro Police and Serpas knew of the allegations, why was further investigation not done on this bad cop? By allowing him to resign with no record of the incident, this bad cop could have applied to be a police officer in another city. What if he had applied to work with children or young people?

One of their own was a suspected criminal and they let him walk right out the door. I suppose the citizens of Nashville be paying the pension of this scumbag as well. Who else has the MNPD allowed to slip off quietly into the shadows of darkness?