A Jackson man was convicted Tuesday for crimes committed against two children, ages 8 and 13, according to a news release from the Jackson Police Department.
The release said Allen Bond, 38, was on trial Tuesday in Madison County Circuit Court, Division I, on charges of rape of a child and attempted sexual battery. The jury found him not guilty of rape of a child, but he was found guilty of the lesser crime of aggravated sexual battery. The victim was an 8-year-old girl. He was also found guilty as charged for attempted sexual battery on a 13-year-old girl.
Bond will be sentenced on April 15 in Circuit Court, the release said. He faces 12 to 20 years, with no parole, for aggravated sexual battery. He also faces a maximum sentence of 11 months and 29 days for attempted sexual battery.
The release said around 4:10 a.m. on May 18, 2012, Jackson police responded to a home. Police were told about the allegation and Bond was taken into custody.
The Tennessee Department of Children's Services assisted in the investigation.
The release said Bond is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for possession of cocaine with intent to sell and/or deliver and theft over $1,000. Both crimes occurred in Madison County.
He also has a previous conviction for attempted drug trafficking in Ohio.