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Deputy accused of having sex with 17-year-old girl

Jason Cochran, photo courtesy Tipton County Sheriff's Office. Jason Cochran, photo courtesy Tipton County Sheriff's Office.

(WMC-TV) - A 29-year-old Tipton County Sheriff's deputy has been suspended while the TBI investigates allegations that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl.

Jason Cochran has been placed on administrative leave without pay while investigators determine what, if any, criminal charges to file against him.

The investigation started Monday after the sheriff's office received information about the alleged two month relationship between Cochran and the teenage girl.

"Just as in this case, even when we have not received a complaint from a victim, if we become aware of any questionable conduct by any employee we will request it be investigated," said Sheriff J.T. "Pancho" Chumley.

Cochran was hired in 2007 as a corrections officer. He was transferred to the patrol division in April 2011.

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