Shoals Man Accused of Raping Teen Boy

SHOALS --  Indiana State Police arrested a Shoals man on charges he attacked a teen boy in his home back in March.

Police say the boy’s parents found text messages the teen sent to 62-year-old Allen Tuttle, accusing him of the sexual assault.His parents then called police.

In one text exchange, Tuttle allegedly called the boy a waste of space and denied raping him.

The boy told police Tuttle had attacked him before, the first incident happening two years ago.

He’s charged with felony rape.

Tuttle denies ever touching the teen.