Former coach accused of statutory rape

Brandon LaDuc, 40, of Murfreesboro

Brian Wilson, 6:04 p.m. CDT October 12, 2015

MURFREESBORO — A former Siegel Middle School teacher and volleyball coach was indicted after he was accused of having sexual contact with a 16-year-old from another school, according to a news release from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.

Brandon LaDuc, 40, of Murfreesboro was booked on Monday on three charges of statutory rape by an authority figure and two counts of sexual touching by an authority figure.

LaDuc was released from the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center on Monday afternoon on $50,000 bond, said Lisa Marchesoni, spokeswoman for the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.

Detective Phil Brooks had investigated allegations against the former coach since April, according to the sheriff’s office release.

After interviewing the alleged victim, Brooks told a Rutherford County grand jury last week that LaDuc allegedly had sexual relations and touched the 16-year-old on two occasions.

LaDuc resigned from his position at Siegel Middle School during the summer after being suspended from his position in April when the investigation began, said James Evans, community relations coordinator for Rutherford County Schools.

“Rutherford County Schools takes these situations very seriously and has cooperated fully with the sheriff’s office during its investigation,” Evans said.

LaDuc is due in Rutherford County Circuit Court for a hearing on Oct. 19, according to the release.

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Former coach accused of statutory rape


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