Grand jury indicts former Middle Tennessee teacher for sex with male student

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) -- A grand jury has indicted a former Gallatin High School teacher accused of having sex with a 17-year-old male student.

Holly Hatcher has been indicted in Sumner County on three counts of statutory rape by an authority figure.

She is accused of having sex with the teen at a boat ramp and in a car in that county.

Hatcher also faces charges in Davidson County, where she lived.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 22, 2008 at 02:46 PM
    the law is the law she broke it not him so she should pay the price just like anyone should. regardless of the law it needs to be upheld
  • by Me Location: Home on Jan 22, 2008 at 01:03 PM
    Adults in general (teacher or not)ADULTS,should not cross the line.
  • by Rick Location: Here on Jan 22, 2008 at 07:48 AM
    Puberty is the dividing line physically, but not mentally. That's why 17 yr olds can't vote, can't drink, can't do alot of things. 17 is a juvenile. This teacher used poor judgement and committed a crime. She should pay.
  • by Lee Location: Vonore on Jan 22, 2008 at 07:39 AM
    There should never be any question about this sort of crime. Male or female victim, teenager or child. If any adult in a position of authority (teacher, coach, pastor, police officer, etc.) has sex with a child under the legal age of 18 they (male or female) should be charged with a crime because IT IS ONE. A parent can not keep a 7/24 watch on a kid,we need to place trust in the adult to behave themselves and not take advantage of the child. If it were just a question of should a 25 year old woman be charged for having sex with a 17 year old, I would say spend our tax money on real crime fighting. However in this case she should be charged and go to jail if found guilty.
  • by never mind Location: strawplains on Jan 21, 2008 at 11:09 PM
    It's not like he didn't no what he was doing he's 17 not 7 give me a break I have a son and i no what was on his mind and it wasn't school and he new what he was doing onces wasn't enough he went back again right or wrong it takes 2
  • by Johnny Location: America on Jan 21, 2008 at 08:14 PM
    Having sex with a seven-year-old is child molestation; having sex with a seventeen-year old is not. Puberty is the natual dividing line between children and adults and a seventeen-year-old is a solidly post-pubescent young-adult. (And, yes, I would say the same thing if the "victim" was female.)
  • by squirrel Location: tree on Jan 21, 2008 at 07:01 PM
    whats the heck is going on . clearly shes not right in the head, a teenager . theres a lot of men in the world. why seduce a child.
  • by rick Location: home on Jan 21, 2008 at 03:55 PM
    When I lived at home, I lived by my parents rules. They knew where I was and what I was doing at all times. My parents took me to church and taught me morals and values. I know this is hard for people today to comprehend. It was my PARENTS that did these things for me, MY PARENTS!!
  • by Fredrick Location: Home on Jan 21, 2008 at 12:14 PM
    This matter took place outside school. It did not happen at school. So, PARENTS are the adults too not just the teachers.
  • by Me Location: Home on Jan 21, 2008 at 10:34 AM
    Being an adult has everything to do with it!Yes good examples begin with the parents,but when we send our kids to school,teachers take over as the examples.Now,I am not saying that the boy was in the right,I am just saying that teachers and all adults have the responsibility to set a better example.If adults act like hormonal teenagers,then who teaches the hormonal teenagers self control?So being and acting like the adult means everything!!
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