MEMPHIS, TN – Police say an employee at the Westwood Swimming Pool is charged with Aggravated Rape and Criminal Exposure to HIV of a 17 year-old girl.
According to investigators, the teenage girl told police that Timothy Bernard Payne offered to give her a ride home from the pool. The girl told investigators, instead of taking her home, Payne took her to his house in South Memphis. Payne then made the girl go into a wooded area, where he took out a knife and held it to the victim’s neck, the girl told police. The teen says Payne made her take off her cloths and then raped her.
Police say during the investigation, Payne admitted that he has HIV. Investigators say Payne is accused of having sex with several underage girls in the Westwood and South Memphis areas of Memphis. Police are asking any potential victims to call the Memphis Police Department’s Sex Crimes Bureau at (901) 545-5330. Investigator also encourage anyone who has had any sexual contact with Payne to go to local health providers or personal physicians as well as law enforcement officials.
Timothy Bernard Payne is being held on $250,000 bond.