MT. JULIET, TN - On Thursday, police arrested Pedro Barrera, 47, after a very lengthy investigation. In fact, the suspect was first reported for sexually assaulting a child four years before his arrest.
In all, three victims have been identified thus far. The abuse was continuous between 2017 and 2020, according to court documents.
One victim was assaulted at the LC Apartment community on Providence Parkway and the other two victims were assaulted at the Glass Creek Apartment community on Old Pleasant Grove Road. The suspect was a resident at the apartments when the assaults happened. The victims, all females, range from seven to eight years of age.
Barrera has been charged with six counts of aggravated sexual battery, three counts of rape of a child and one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child. He is currently being held at the Wilson County Jail.