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.