Middle Tennessee man wanted for raping 16-month-old baby, police say

Simon Dean Porter (Courtesy Lawrenceburg Fire Department)

LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (WZTV) — The Lawrenceburg Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a man they said raped a 16-month-old baby.

Simon Dean Porter, 33, is wanted for the aggravated rape of a baby boy.

Lawrenceburg Police said the incident happened on Nov. 10. The child is still hospitalized at Vanderbilt's children's hospital.

Porter is believed to be driving a 1997 Chevrolet S10 with a red tailgate and Tennessee license plate number 3G26Z9. He is now on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations top 10 most wanted.

The suspect is described as standing 5 feet 9 inches tall who weighs 260 pounds with reddish blonde hair. He has hazel eyes and wears glasses.

Police say Porter has connections across middle Tennessee in Giles County and White House and connections in northern Alabama.

Anyone who sees Porter is asked to call 911.

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