CITY (WATE) -- An employee of the Lenoir City News-Herald is
being held on charges of kidnapping and raping a woman in the
Rogers, 36, Lenoir City, is charged with aggravated assault,
aggravated rape and especially aggravated kidnapping.
Rogers worked in the newspaper's circulation
He was arrested Thursday night when the victim
reported being forced at knifepoint to perform a sex act while
in the News-Herald building Thursday, after the offices were
According to Lenoir City Police Det. John
Sarten, Rogers asked the woman, who is also a
newspaper employee, to give him a ride to a local market.
Once he was in her car, he allegedly pulled
knife on her and made her drive around for a while before
telling her to go back to the newspaper offices.
There he forced her into a back room.
The victim was injured in the course of the
Lenoir City newspaper
employee accused of raping co-worker
LENOIR CITY - A Lenoir City
News-Herald newspaper employee is charged with
raping a co-worker on News Year's Eve, according
to a Lenoir City Police Department detective.
Jason Kenneth Rogers, 36, of
Lenoir City, was arraigned today on charges of
aggravated rape, aggravated assault and
especially aggravated kidnapping, authorities
said. He currently is in custody on bonds
Rogers, who works in the
newspaper's circulation department, allegedly
asked the co-worker for a ride from the
News-Herald offices to a local grocery after
work. Once in her vehicle, Rogers pulled a
knife, forcing the woman to drive around before
returning to the office, Detective John Sartin
Once at the office again,
Rogers allegedly took the victim to a back room,
punched her in the face and forced her to
perform a sex act at knifepoint, Sartin said.
Rogers is scheduled for a
preliminary hearing Jan. 13.