Man Arrested On Kidnapping and Sex Charges

A 32-year-old Shelbyville man is being held in the Franklin County Jail after he was arrested Thursday night on kidnapping and sex charges.
Christopher Blunkall, of Cedar Grove Road, Shelbyville, was charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and solicitation of a minor with electronic devices. He is being held under a $100,000 bond. Blunkall’s arrest comes after a 12-year-old Winchester girl told police last month that she was kidnapped from a local convenience store and raped. She later recanted the kidnapping story and told police she had been with a man in a motel having sex. But she refused to tell police who the man that she only identified as Chris was. Since that incident, Winchester Police have continued to investigate the incident attempting to identify the man.
Winchester Police Chief Dennis Young stated that his department had been working with Shelbyville Police investigators and they were able to identify the man and locate him. Additional charges are possible in Shelbyville and there is “a strong possibility” in Lewisburg.