COREY AULBURN CINNAMON
ROGERSVILLE — A second man has been charged in connection with an incident that occurred Nov. 30 in which police found three 13-year-old girls traveling in a vehicle with an adult they allegedly met on Facebook.
Corey Aulburn Cinnamon, 19, 1900 Route 66-S, Bulls Gap, was arrested Monday in Morristown on an outstanding Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office warrant charging him with one count of solicitation of a minor, a Class A misdemeanor.
HCSO Detective John Pruitt alleged in Cinnamon’s warrant that Cinnamon’s residence was the destination when a 20-year-old Rogersville man was stopped driving three 13-year-old girls for a “party” on Nov. 30 just before 3 a.m.
Cinnamon had allegedly texted with one of the 13-year-old girls about “hanging out,” “taking a shower” together, and having sex at his parents’ house.
On Nov. 30 shortly before 3 a.m., HCSO Sgt. Mike Allen stopped a 1988 Honda Civic on Route 66-S just north of Bulls Gap on a loud muffler violation.
The driver, Derrick Dalton Goins, 20, 1177 McKinney Chapel Road, Rogersville, opened his driver’s side door as Allen approached, and reportedly admitted that Allen would be giving him a ticket for registration violation and no insurance.
Allen stated in his report that he observed three “young girls” in the vehicle.
Upon being asked for their identification, the girls each told Allen they were 13 years old.
“Mr. Goins advised that they were related to him on his father’s side of the family,” Allen stated in his report. “One of the females told officers that they only knew him from Facebook, and that he had come to her house and picked the three of them up to take them to another 20-year-old’s house in Bulls Gap.”
Allen added, “Mr. Goins was then advised of his Miranda warning, and he advised that he wanted to speak to an attorney.”
The three girls were returned to their parents.
Upon further investigation, Allen allegedly discovered that one of the 13-year-old girls had exchanged messages via Facebook with Goins, “enticing him to pick her and her two juvenile friends up, and take them to the Bulls Gap address.” That was the same girl who allegedly texted Cinnamon about taking a shower and having sex, Pruitt noted in the arrest warrant affidavit.
Goins was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, violation of the muffler law, no insurance, and violation of insurance. He was released on $5,750 bond and has a Feb. 5 trial date in Hawkins County Sessions Court.
Cinnamon was arraigned Wednesday in Sessions Court. He was released on $1,000 bond and has a trial date set for March 19.