A Coffee County man has been arrested following an investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Unit into allegations of sexual exploitation of a minor.
On Sept. 25, TBI Agents, along with the Office of the 14th Judicial District Attorney General, began an investigation of an account user who was sending child sexual abuse material via a website on the internet. During the investigation, agents developed information that identified the user of the account as Daniel Gregory.
On Monday, with the assistance of deputies from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, agents arrested Daniel Odell Gregory, age 48, of Manchester, TN. He is charged with 11 counts of Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and was booked into the Coffee County Jail on a $950,000 bond. Gregory served as a guidance counselor at Siegel Middle School in Rutherford County.
Rutherford County schools reported that these charges do not involve any Rutherford County School students. He resigned his position upon learning of the charges.
In the media release, the school system stated, “We know this information is concerning to parents and students, and we too are disturbed by the charges. We are fully cooperating with law enforcement to assist with the investigation. Gregory’s hire date was Aug. 15, 2006. “