A jury in Carter County Criminal Court found a Roan Mountain man guilty of the rape and sexual battery of a minor Thursday evening.

39-year-old Joshua Adam Hill was convicted of two counts of aggravated rape. He was charged in May 2019 after deputies received a report of a rape from a juvenile victim. Investigators conducted a search warrant his residence and recovered corroborating evidence that led to an indictment. Prosecutors with the District Attorney’s office then brought the case to trial.

“We’re glad to see justice served in this case,” Sheriff Dexter Lunceford said. “It’s horrible what happened to this victim. I’m proud of the work our investigators did and thankful that our friends at the district attorney’s office were able to bring about this result.”

After the court’s verdict, Hill’s bond was revoked, and he was taken into custody. He is being held in the Carter County Detention Center until his sentencing hearing on December 13.