Pigeon Forge man charged with child rape

Jefferson County authorities have arrested a Pigeon Forge man on child rape charges.

Investigators with the criminal investigation division arrested David Ryan Nelson, 48, Golf Road, Pigeon Forge, on two counts of child rape and two counts of sexual battery by an authority figure. He is being held in the Jefferson County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond.

Individuals with information regarding the case should contact Detective Sgt. Amy Gentry at 865-397-9411, ext. 1105.