63-year-old Jerry Gilstrap, the owner of a convenience store in East Ridge, Tennessee was arrested back at the beginning of February and accused of raping, sodomizing and molesting a 15-year-old girl.
It all started with Gilstrap being “nice” to the girl and her single mother. Giving them free snacks and grocery on credit from “Sunny’s” and even money for Christmas to the small family, Gilstrap worked his way into their lives as only an experienced and slimy predator can.
The mom, who had been completely taken in, completely trusted Gilstrap when he offered her daughter a job cleaning his house in Rossville.
The teen went to his house a couple of times in the last month but recently she went to her mother and told her she didn’t want to go back. When asked, the daughter told her what had been going on. In addition to having sex with the girl Gilstrap made her pose nude for pictures and she also saw nude photos of other girls on his computer.
Gilstrap threatened the girl if she told anyone what he had been doing. He told her he would come after her and that he had two guns. He even showed the girl where he kept them. According to her “He told me he liked me better than the other girls and that I was really pretty and he just wanted to see what I was like.” Fucking gross. He also threatened to shoot her if she didn’t have sex with him.
Gilstrap has been charged with Rape, Aggravated Sodomy, Aggravated Sexual Battery, Aggravated Child Molestation and Possession of a Firearm or Knife While Trying to Commit Crimes. The slimebucket is currently being held without bond in the Catoosa County Jail. Gilstrap actually lives in Rossville, which is just this side of the Tennessee-Georgia line and where the crimes were committed.
I love what one of the neighbors has to say about Gilstrap over at WRCB TV, “I don’t give a damn if they took him out and shot him—castrated him. Whatever is was that girl (referring to Lorena Bobbitt) done to that guy.”
Obviously the comments at WRCB aren’t any more reliable than those here or anywhere else when it comes to so-called first-hand information but one of the last ones that shows up refers to Gilstrap being “booted” from the Chattanooga Police Department (Ringgold and Rossville, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee are all fairly close).
Thanks to Me ToSee for sending me the story (yesterday, as usual I am way behind)