Tullahoma Man Charged With Statutory Rape

A Tullahoma man from East Coffee Street has been charged with statutory rape after allegations surfaced regarding him and a 17 year old. According to a report by Tullahoma Police Officer Daryn Gadeken, Craig Patrick Barabas, 37, of East Coffee Street was charged with statutory rape of a 17-year old girl. The officer was called to a report of an unruly juvenile. When he arrived the father of the girl advised him that he had been having problems with his daughter and that she had admitted to him that she had been have sex with the man. The case was turned over to Investigator Harry Conway who talked with the teenager and she admitted to “several sexual encounters” between the start of spring and April 16. Barabas was arrested by the investigator and charged with statutory rape and placed in the Coffee County Jail under a $10,000 bond. He is to appear in general session court May 3.