Man Heads To State Prison For Child Rape

William Julian Pillars

William Julian Pillars

Last week a Franklin County resident was sentenced in Franklin County Circuit Court after being found guilty on charges of Rape of a Child and Sexual Battery. The conviction was the culmination of a criminal investigation conducted by Franklin County Sheriff’s Office investigator George Dyer. William Julian Pillars (196 Sunshine Circle Decherd, TN.) was charged with Rape of a Child 3 counts and Sexual Battery 1 count and ultimately found guilty in a jury trial proceeding in Franklin County Circuit Court. Pillars was sentenced to serve 62 years in a facility to be named by the Tennessee Department of Corrections.