Middle Tennessee Teacher Charged With Having Sex With Student

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Gallatin High School teacher has been charged with statutory rape after being accused of having sex with a 17-year-old male student at her home in Nashville.

Police charged Holly Hatcher with six counts after she admitted having sex with the teenager on six occasions in the last two months. Police said the teenager drove to her home for the encounters.

Nashville police started the investigation after getting information from the Gallatin Police Department.

The 25-year-old teacher has been released on a $6,000 bond.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Renee Location: California on Sep 22, 2011 at 05:59 PM
    So..if they had waited a few months for this manchild to turn 18, it would not have been such a big deal. I feel sad for the woman. How humiliating, it does take away from the purpose of being at school though.
  • by blake on Nov 10, 2010 at 06:00 PM
    there was another teacher that was my 3rd period teacher that knew that this was happening. she left the school because of the students hasseling her.
  • by Kasey Location: nashville on Dec 30, 2007 at 05:31 AM
    Leave god out of it. It has nothing to do with school or education. Its a preference and a perspective. School shouldn't influence your beliefs in any way, yet it should influence you to strive in your goals and beliefs.
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      by me on Sep 14, 2011 at 07:30 PM in reply to Kasey
      May want to proof read.. "school shouldn't influence beliefs... yet should influence beliefs"
  • by Brian Location: MJ on Nov 16, 2007 at 06:12 PM
    Mrs. Hatcher was a teacher at my school, Mt. Juliet high school. She had a sexual relationship with a student there too but he was 18 at the time. Rather she had any other relationships, Im not sure. It kinda ticked me of that MJ didn't care to tell anyone.
  • by Ryan Location: Knoxville on Oct 28, 2007 at 09:28 AM
    I think there should be stricter background checks on all staff and workers in the school system. Our schools for our childeren are supposed to be a place to get their education not for someone to have sex with your child or teenager.
  • by roger Location: nashville on Oct 27, 2007 at 10:49 AM
    God has nothing to do with it, if he did he would have stopped this long ago. Freedom of choice, upon which this country was founded, including the freedom to choose to believe or not in a god, is gone down the toilet. Greatest country in the world it may be... But the times they have been changing.
  • by Bill Location: tn on Oct 27, 2007 at 02:22 AM
    God gave men the job of spiritual leadership (not contol) in the home. Reading the comments of some of the men and their obvious lack of morals makes me realize the root problem is with godless parents and particularly with dad's not understanding their job in the famliy. Also, we don't need more rules and age limits for teachers. We just need to hold people accountable for their actions and not let sexual crimes slide with just a slap on the wrist. As a society, we are ignoring sex crimes and rationalizing them away. Student/teacher sex is a crime. Period.
  • by Kevin Location: TN on Oct 27, 2007 at 01:59 AM
    Apparently Bogie in Florida has no understanding of what "statutory rape" means. If this happened to my son, I'd make sure charges were pressed against the teacher just as I would if it were my daughter and a male teacher - no double standard. Never mind that the boy may brag and enjoy it. God blessed me as a parent and gave me the job to protect and teach my children when they are too immature and horny to take care of themselves.
  • by thbob Location: Ca on Oct 26, 2007 at 07:34 PM
    Hey bogie, it's different because a man can force a woman to have sex.
  • by bogie Location: Florida on Oct 26, 2007 at 05:19 PM
    I do not see how it is possible to rape a guy. After all, he does have to achieve a certain condition that is required for the act to proceed. Did she knock him around to make it that way? Come on! And no one can tell me that he will ever suffer any ill effects from his experience. I'll bet a dollar to a doughnut he was bragging about it in the gym locker room. The hypocrisy here is that women get off with a slap on the hand and the males get 40 years. How is that fair? Why is there a double standard?
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