Grundy County Teacher Arrested for Rape

A Grundy County teacher is facing statutory rape charges.

Deputies arrested Tommy Andrews, 41, on Sunday and charged him with one count of aggravated statutory rape and one count of aggravated statutory rape by an authority figure.

“We received a complaint last week,” said Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum, who says his department presented the case to the district attorney’s office before charges were filed.

Shrum says during the process of his department’s investigation his officers learned a complaint was made to the Department of Children’s Services about Andrews on May 7.

According to online records, Andrews is a teacher at Swiss Memorial Elementary School, where he teaches science and social studies to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.

Andrews has been release from jail on a $60,000 bond. As part of the conditions of his bond, Andrews must wear a GPS monitoring device to ensure he stays away from the victim in the case.

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