Memphis police officer, former teacher indicted for sexual battery against student

Reginald Huley's MPD picture (Source: MPD)
Reginald Huley's MPD picture (Source: MPD)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Memphis police officer and former school employee was indicted on sexual battery charges against a student, according to Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich.

Reginald Huley, 34, a former in-school suspension teacher at Booker T. Washington High School and uniformed patrol officer with the Memphis Police Department, is accused of sexually touching a female student on two occasions.

Weirich said he also sent the 18-year-old student inappropriate text messages and showed her inappropriate pictures on his cellphone.

"You trust your kids to be with teachers, and they wind up harassing them and doing bad things," said Johnny Tank, who's concerned about the allegations. "Now you're supposed to serve and protect the people and you are violating."

SCS officials said Huley resigned March 22, 2017 immediately following the district's investigation into the allegations.

Police said Huley has been was hired by MPD in February 2011, and he is currently relieved of duty with pay pending the ongoing investigation.

Huley has been released on $10,000 bond.

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