Cheerleading Coach Arrested in Campbell County

JACKSBORO, Tenn (WVLT) A cheerleading coach has been arrested in Campbell County and charged with statutory rape by an authority figure.

Jacksboro Police Chief Danny Chapman confirms Jeremiah Tarwater, 26, of Knoxville was arrested Wednesday.

Chapman tells Volunteer TV's Stacy McCloud that the incident allegedly occured last summer while Tarwater was working as a coach at Twist and Shout in Campbell County.

Chapman says Tarwater allegedly had inappropriate sexual contact with a 16 year old girl.

Todd Nidiffer and his wife co-own Twist and Shout, according to the LaFollette Press.

The newspaper reports Tarwater no longer works at there.

Tarwater has bonded out and is due back in court on December 14th.

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