Goodpasture instructor charged with statutory rape

Friday, May 28, 2010 at 5:04pm
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Police arrested a 22-year-old high school drumline instructor on charges that he had sex with a 14-year-old female student.

Metro Police Department sex crimes detectives arrested Jonathon Doyle Mann on Friday on two counts of statutory rape by an authority figure and one count of sexual battery by an authority figure for an alleged sexual relationship he had with the girl, whom he met while working as a drumline instructor at Goodpasture High School.

Police said the relationship with the 14-year-old developed over a period of several months, beginning late last summer, with sexual contact occurring in the school parking lot and hallways after hours.

The statutory rape offenses allegedly occurred at Mann’s apartment. Police secretly recorded a telephone call during which they said Mann admitted to the incidents, which he later denied.

The investigation began after the victim’s parents contacted police after meeting with school officials.

 

38 Comments on this post:

By: richgoose on 5/28/10 at 6:53

I can remember when Goodpasture was the premier school in Madison Goodlettsville Hendersonville Old Hickory. This should be pretty much the death knell for the school.

By: ssssunny43 on 5/28/10 at 10:53

Reply to richgoose----you really believe the tens of thousands of outstanding students, faculty and other staff at Goodpasture over the years will be forgotten because of one person's alleged misdeeds? Your statement is ridiculous. What's YOUR agenda, richgoose?

By: richgoose on 5/29/10 at 2:57

ssssunny......I truly truly hope that my statement is ridiculous.

By the way,Goodpasture has had only about 3700 graduates since it's inception. I am not sure how much faculty it took to educate these students but it surely was less than tens of thousands.

If you understood the demographics and the competition in that area you would surely see the what this incident brings to the school's reputation.

By: idgaf on 5/29/10 at 4:57

How does a "drumline instructor" become an authority figure?

Is he a teacher or just an instructor?

If the later why was he not supervised?

In this day and age perhaps its time to revisit the statute based on age alone.

While none of us like to think that they are doing it so young fact is many are.

(some blame can be placed on Bill Clinton but that is another story)

By: gigibagoly@yahoo.com on 5/29/10 at 7:31

condamning the instructor without analyse the girl behaviour and atitude for her life it is a crime womens develop faster in desire of sex, her future atitude to life and sex can pardon the instructor as a sex ofender and be acused more as a inapropriate profesional atitude and baned from working with public children especial, i see in this case to ofender a boy and a girl and a missing regulation in time and reason for the instructor to be in contact with his piupils.

By: oldhickorytony on 5/29/10 at 7:52

Wow, idgaf! Wow! Granted... I can't remember ever agreeing with anything you have to say... but your idea of suggesting that we take a another look at our laws so that a 22 year old man can legally have sex with a 14 year old girl? Wow!

By: idgaf on 5/29/10 at 10:05

Look at him Tony does he look like a man to you or kid himself and it is not about sex it is about a rape charged called on a technicality just because of age.

The problem with a case like this is you don't know her background. I will refrain from naming a couple of senerios I can think of where she set him up "just in case".

Heck for all we know she could have been the seductress.

16 or 17 year old kids are not all kids today, in fact they are rare. (using legal age to call Statutory rape)

Another term I have a problem with in this article and in the rag is the use of the term "authoritiy figure". Was he a teacher (with enough smarts to become one) or not. I would guess not and that may effect the case/charge.

It is not something people want to face but then again do you want to ruin this kids life over a technically because of age and being placed in a situation he should not have been placed in?

Look at the term itself too, it is not rape by the normal definitition but by "statute" That is the point I was trying to make, to discuss, whether it is really applicable anymore.

Think of other crimes commited by "kids", including real rape and murder.

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By: idgaf on 5/29/10 at 10:09

btw the main focus of my first post was whether he was an authorty figure or not or wether the school droped the ball on this one. The age thing was an after/secondary thought.

By: George Roberts on 5/29/10 at 10:39

idgaf, I have seen you post some moronic things over the years here, but your idea that the 14 year old girl is the "seductress" and that the 22 year old man is a victim, has to be the most asinine thing you have ever posted here. You need to have a long talk with a mental health professional. God help you; you're a sick and ignorant person. Log off and get help!

By: richgoose on 5/29/10 at 4:27

IDGAF.........George Roberts is upset about words.......He obviously does not remember "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me."

I disagree with you 80% of the time but I respect your right to post an opinion.

By: tunicaqueen on 5/29/10 at 9:22

This "instructor" would be an authority figure because he was in charge of teaching or instructing students. He was given a responsibilty over them. Anyone that has some type of responsibility over children is considered an authority figure. And the comments that the girl's conduct should be questioned is ridiculous. In Tennessee a minor cannot give consent. You are a minor until you reach 18. It would not matter if she was 17 or 14, she could not have consented. That is the law.

By: Nathe on 5/29/10 at 10:15

I don't know if you realize how sexualized many early teenage girls are. Have you seen how some of them both dress and act? It is mostly likely due to a breakdown in parental oversight and control. Children don't fear thier parents and obey them at all. Many parents these days have damaged moral compasses themselves, and others are too busy both working to try to pay for private school and everything else to clamp down effectively. DON'T put it ALL the young man. Someone should have been mentoring him and could have seen this coming - and helped him steer clear.

Also, I was in the band in High School, and band girls were the wildest girls in the school... I am sure that has not changed.

All that being said - this young man was the adult. He made some poor choices. I don't think rape is a fair charge - but as said before - It IS the LAW. How unfortunate for him...

- Nathe in Inglewood

By: ssssunny43 on 5/30/10 at 12:27

Reply to RICHGOOSE---In my first post, I meant to include students and their families in my population, as Goodpasture has always been about family support from what I've been told. Familly support being more than just parents. The faculty and their families are upstanding people and they're not going to be tainted in the manner you suggest, in my opinion, and parents who pay that private school tuition know what the school stands for. In other words, all the people who support Goodpasture, whatever that total is, aren't going to be brought down by the arrest of an unpaid volunteer at the school.. He had a full time employer is my understanding, until he was arrested. Why didn't you single out his employer instead of Goodpasture?? No "dealth knewll" for his employer??? My question remains: what is your agenda? Must be the demographics and the competition angle, eh RICHGOOSE?

By: richgoose on 5/30/10 at 5:48

ssssunny..............If you represent the feelings of every future potential member of the GOODPASTURE family it will make absolutely no difference what my basis for comments are.

By the way how many kids were in this year's senior class at Goodpasture?

By: ssssunny43 on 5/30/10 at 7:36

RICHGOOSE---I don't care how many kids were in the class. What I care about is that you target the person or their behavior if you have a problem with an alleged lawbreaker.. Don't target or smear a fine school for whatever your personal reasons are. Can't be a very important reason since you're not willing to state your own agenda. Speaks very loudly for itself.

By: richgoose on 5/30/10 at 3:12

ssssunny.......By the way how many kids were in this year's senior class?

By: ssssunny43 on 5/30/10 at 11:07

RICHGOOSE---Do you have a problem with what Jonathan Doyle Mann is alleged to have done or do you have a problem with Goodpasture? This guy was an unpaid volunteer at Goodpasture for an after school activity, but he had a full time job during school hours, from what I have read. . Mann also worked full time as a file clerk at the Circuit Court in Davidson County since October 2008. Interesting that you were the first to "share your opinion" on this story and they you want to put your focus on Goodpasture. Did they reject your application to go to school there? Or, perhaps you're a Lipscomb boy who bears a grudge? Which is it and why is it that you have a target on the school rather than the arrested person? Does your family think you're sick, too??? You can get help you know.

By: richgoose on 5/31/10 at 8:32

ssssunny........Do you happen to know how many kids were in the Goodpasture graduating class this year?

By: nothingbutagthng on 6/1/10 at 8:50

idgaf I agree with what your saying as far as statutory rape, but on the other hand the guy made a bad decision. I have 2 young daughters and would like to think when they are at school I don't have to worry about them hooking up with teachers,aids, instructors or coaches. Like I said I do agree with your comment on the statutory rape. The kids today are not playing with barbie dolls or hot wheels at that age anymore . The media and the kids supposedly role models from sport heroes to actors and actresses changed all of that.The laws are way behind the times

By: fishfry on 6/1/10 at 8:51

As the mother of sons I have to say that the girls call here all hours, they dress like they are 22, and seem to have no parental supervision. One night this young (very young) attractive blond was at our front door. She asked for our son and I asked her if she had a mother. Boys at 22 are just that - boys. Oh I know the law says different but they are very immature. Girls at 14 today are about 18 sexually. They have had "boyfriends" since 4th grade and usually are trying to act older than their age. No excuses for either. Just the facts from a mother that wishes the mothers of these girls would rein them in a bit. I do the best I can here.

By: skeptic1 on 6/1/10 at 10:33

I grant you the boy was stupid, but I have had experience trying to chaperone 13 and 14 year old girls during a class trip to DC. In fact, I gave up and washed my hands of 2 of them because I did not wish to be held liable for their lewd and promiscuous behavior. I am afraid I would be biased in favor of the boy in this case.

By: DDG on 6/1/10 at 11:32

A 22 year old MAN had sex with a girl...He needs to go to prison and we will see about that tough exterior a couple of years down the road.

By: not_guilty on 6/1/10 at 12:23

The statute that prohibits statutory rape by an authority figure requires the State to prove that "[t]he defendant was, at the time of the offense, in a position of trust, or had supervisory or disciplinary power over the victim by virtue of the defendant's legal, professional, or occupational status and used the position of trust or power to accomplish the sexual penetration; or [that t]he defendant had, at the time of the offense, parental or custodial authority over the victim and used the authority to accomplish the sexual penetration."

The statute prohibiting sexual battery by an authority figure uses similar language, but with regard to sexual conduct (short of penetration).

This does not appear to be a situation of parental or custodial authority. It is therefore up to the State to prove that the young man's position as a "drumline instructor" was a position of trust--an iffy proposition--or that this volunteer position conferred "supervisory or disciplinary power over the victim by virtue of [his] occupational status" sufficient to get in the girl's pants as a result thereof. If she simply put out for him because she thought he was cute, because she liked the attention, because they were both just plain horny, or for a number of other reasons, that may have been statutory rape, but not the offense charged.

My first blush impression is that this is a case of overcharging.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/1/10 at 1:01

pedophilia - it's not just for priests anymore!

By: dangerlover on 6/1/10 at 1:42

gigibagoly, you are crazy man.

By: Springtime on 6/1/10 at 2:02

Do any of you actually know these two people? You are all making accusations and speculations based on things you don't know.
I DO know both of them. And I can honestly say that she is NOT that kind of girl, but he is DEFINITELY that kind of guy. Honestly, I'm surprised that his penis hasn't fallen off yet. I truly believe that she was lied to and taken advantage of. As i said, i personally know both of them. That is all I have to say.

By: UrbanNashvillian1 on 6/1/10 at 5:06

Well fmr. If this has anything to do with Bill Clinton than the parents today are worse than what I could have ever imagined. "I don't give a f" you are stupid as can possibly be if you point your children's morality or decision making skills at a past POTUS. So if the kids today end up being cocaine addicts and go AWOL during their "military service", is that going to be Bush 43's fault?

And maybe the kids were just trying to be like Mary and Joseph since she was 13 and he was 35 when they had baby Jesus. Who knows? But I certainly don't think it has anything to do with Clinton.

By: Logan18 on 6/1/10 at 11:20

I agree with ssssunny43 in that he was ONLY a volunteer... When I heard this story broadcast on Fox news the other night, they also said he was only a volunteer, and that he was, by no means, a paid employee of the school. Volunteers are not required to go through the same background checks as instructors are. DON'T REFER TO A VOLUNTEER AS AN INSTRUCTOR! There is a HUGE difference between a paid employee of the school, and an after school volunteer. Goodpasture Christian School should not receive any negative reputation in regards to this issue!

By: just.a.girl on 8/12/10 at 2:59

Springtime... I really do know both these people & you obviously are full of crap. I know the whole story from both sides. That girl is not innocent at all, I know for a fact that she was sexually active (and I mean very active) before this supposedly started. Jon may not be the best guy in the world... he's definitely made some mistakes just like everybody else, but he's no rapist. Plus, the girlfriend he had, during at least part of the time that he was supposedly messing with that girl, was beautiful & they lived together & I know she didn't work so she was always home.

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