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36-year-old Akeen Warner was arrested on September 11th after he returned to the home of his ex-girlfriend after an argument. His ex, Doresha Blakely, was still hiding in the bathroom, which he entered while holding a gun at his side. As police arrived and knocked on the door, he demanded the victim move to the back bedroom with the juvenile children and remain quiet. He eventually surrendered to SRT officers after they arrived and de-escalated the situation. At some point during the incident, the victim retained Warnier’s cell phone.
After Warner was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail, the victim received a phone call from an acquaintance of Warner, who asked her to look in Warner’s phone to erase some photos at Warner’s request. She opened the phone’s photo gallery and quickly saw a photo of a five-year-old female with Warner’s penis in her mouth. She immediately reported the photo to Metro Nashville Police. Later that evening, she received a jail phone call from Warner, and she told him what she had found. On the recorded call, he admitted to the juvenile performing oral sex on him, adding, “it only happened one time.” He says at some point, he made the juvenile victim stop “because it didn’t feel right.” On the jail phone call, Warner begged Blakely not to call the police, stating, “I don’t want to end up on Scoop!” During an interview with the juvenile, she disclosed she was told not to tell anyone about the incident by Warner.
Akeen J. Warner was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on September 11th, charged with aggravated assault with strangulation, 2 counts of interference with an emergency call, 5 counts of false imprisonment, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, sexual exploitation of a minor, aggravated unlawful photography of a minor, and aggravated rape of a child. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $65,500, which was later reduced to $51,500 at a bond reduction hearing. He remains jailed at the time of publication and his case is bound over to the Grand Jury.
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