Memphis school monitor charged with statutory rape

Jermaine Wince
Jermaine Wince

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis high school monitor is facing charges after he was accused of statutory rape of a 17-year-old.

Thursday, police arrested 32-year-old Jermaine Wince, a Hamilton High School campus monitor, on charges of statutory rape of an authority figure. The charges came after a 17-year-old girl told investigators Wince paid her for sex.

The victim said Wince picked her up in front of a daycare center at LaPaloma and Lamar, according to court papers. She told investigators he took her to his home where they had unprotected sex and then he returned her back to the same intersection.

The girl told investigators the incident was not isolated.

She says Wince paid her $50 on one occasion and on two separate occasions he paid her $20 and $80.

After being advised of his rights, police say Wince admitted that he took the victim to his home in Cordova where they had sex.

"Jermaine Wince is suspended without pay pending the outcome of the MPD investigation," said a written statement from a Memphis City Schools spokesperson. "He has been employed with the district for two years. A campus monitor assists with day to day student entrance into the building and dismissal. The campus monitor also ensures students transition from class to class in an appropriate and timely manner and assists with cafeteria supervision."

Wince will face a judge on December 20.

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