October 18, 2011

Devri DePriest - Teacher - Charged With Repeatedly Having Sex With 16-Year-Old

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Gallatin, Tenn. (The Weekly Vice) - Devri Ann DePriest, a 25-year-old band teacher at Rucker-Stewart Middle School in Gallatin was jailed Tuesday on charges that she repeatedly had sex with a 16-year-old student.

According to police, an investigation was launched after the student and his mother came forward to police with the allegations on Monday.

Investigators say DePriest had sex with a student (now 17-years-old) at least 20 times between September and November of 2010. The alleged sex acts took place at DePriest's former home in Gallatin.

Detectives interviewed the alleged victim and then had him contact DePriest by telephone while recording the conversation between the two. During the conversation, DePriest reportedly acknowledged having sex with the student.

Detectives then had the boy's mother call DePriest and recorded that conversation as well.

"During this call the defendant made additional incriminating statements admitting to her sexual relationship with the victim," stated an arrest affidavit.

DePriest, who now resides in Franklin, Kentucky, was booked into the Sumber County Jail Tuesday morning on a charge of statutory rape by an authority figure. The investigation is continuing and may lead to more charges, said investigators. DePriest was released after posting a $15,000 bond.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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