Macon County Chronicle

Former RBS Mayor Accused of Sexual Battery

An incident report filed at the Macon County Sheriff’s Department on September 16, accuses former Red Boiling Springs Mayor and Macon County business owner Kenneth Hollis of sexual battery.

The victim, a 22-year-old Red Boiling Springs woman, states that she was cleaning one of the apartments owned by Hollis on September 14, 2012 when he called and asked if she was at the apartment alone.

After confirming that she was at the apartment by herself, the victim claims Hollis came to the apartment, and when she went into the bathroom, followed her in and shut the door.

It was then that the victim alleges the sexual assault took place, claiming that Hollis put his hand on her left hip, pushed her into a corner and began making explicit sexual advances to which she said ‘no’ and slipped away from him.

As she was heading out of the door, the victim states that Hollis grabbed her arm, held out a $100 bill and asked her not to tell anyone.

The incident is said to have taken place inside the City limits of Red Boiling Springs.

According to the incident report, the case was turned over to Red Boiling Springs Chief of Police Terry Tuck and Jimmy Morgan of the RBS Police Department on September 17, 2012.

The file of report and statements were delivered by Macon County Sheriff’s Department Detective Donnie Crawford.

As of press time, Hollis has not been charged with a crime and no arrests have been made.