Sharer, Michael

Michael Sharer

A Hendersonville man charged with the rape of a minor in 2018 has been charged with violating the conditions of his bond after police found the man living in the girl’s home last week.

Michael G. Sharer, 32, was charged with rape and contributing to the delinquency of a minor on July 6, 2018 after a 15-year-old girl reported that her mother’s boyfriend encouraged her to drink a cherry limeade with vodka until she became sick. 

Sharer admitted to having sex with the teen and stated that he had been drinking and “initially thought he was dreaming of having sex with the victim’s mother,” according to a police affidavit.  

A grand jury indicted Sharer in November of 2018. He was released on a $75,000 bond with the condition that he not have contact with the victim or any other minor. 

During a police interview in July 2018, the victim also said that she noticed a flashing light and believed Sharer took pictures of the crime, according to another affidavit filed in Sumner County General Sessions Court. Police seized two of Sharer’s cell phones and submitted them to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations for analysis.  

Police received the results of the TBI analysis of Sharer’s phones on Oct. 18, and discovered two short videos in which Sharer is seen having sex with the victim, “who is motionless and appears to be unconscious,” according to the affidavit.

After reviewing the recent evidence, police charged Sharer with sexual exploitation of a minor on Oct. 30. When they went to serve the warrant, they discovered that he had been living at his girlfriend’s home for at least two weeks. 

The girlfriend initially told police Sharer didn’t have any contact with the alleged rape victim, but later admitted that Sharer had been living with her and the teen since around Oct. 12, according to an affidavit. 

Sharer’s bond was set at $165,000, and he remains in the Sumner County Jail.  The Sumner County District Attorney’s Office filed a motion on Oct. 31 to revoke Sharer’s bond on the rape charge since he is charged with violating those conditions. That motion was scheduled to be heard in Sumner County Criminal Court on Nov. 5. 

Sharer’s trial is set for Feb. 10, 2020. 

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