Crimetracker: School bus driver in jail, charged with Aggravated Statutory Rape

GREEN COUNTY, Tenn.(WVLT)-- –A Green County man is in jail charged with one count each of Statutory Rape by an Authority Figure, Aggravated Statutory Rape and Purchasing Alcoholic Beverages for a Child.

49-year-old Jerry E. Malone was booked into the Greene County Jail Wednesday on $30,000 bond.

On October 24, 2012, District Attorney General Berkeley Bell asked the TBI to investigate if Malone was having sexual relations with a juvenile on October 7, 2012.

At the time of the complaint, Malone was a bus driver for the Greene County School System. The investigation revealed that Malone met two juveniles on October 7th in Greene County and provided alcohol to the juveniles.

Investigators say Malone and the juveniles went to a home where one of the kids had sex with Malone. After conducting the investigation, TBI presented the case to the Greene County Grand Jury which returned an indictment against Malone.

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