Deputies: Child left with non-compliant sex offender in Knox County
A mother is facing charges in Knox County after deputies say she left her 7-year-old daughter with a non-compliant sex offender.
Whitney F. Lawson was arrested on Oct. 29 on two bench warrants.
The next day, deputies learned that 28-year-old Lawson left her daughter with Michael Dale Campbell.
Deputies found 35-year-old Campbell with the child in the Knox County Detention Center's parking lot.
Deputies confirmed he was not registered as a sex offender. He was arrested and charged for not registering.
Lawson has also been charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.
Deputies contacted the Department of Child Based Services, and the child was released to a family member.