Chattanooga man facing child rape charge

Reported by: Erik Avanier
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Updated: 5/06 7:26 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee(WDEF) - A Chattanooga man was arrested and charged with child rape.

According to police, Christopher Gatewood, 34, of Chattanooga raped a female relative four times. The crime against the girl started back in 2012 when she was only 10 years old. Then it reportedly occurred three more times during the summer of 2013.
 
The investigation into Gatewood started when police were called to a school where the child attended.

Investigators used DNA to link him to the crime.

A judge set Gatewood's bond at $100,000.

He is scheduled to appear in court on May 13.





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