High school employee arrested for statutory rape of student

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Kingsbury High School employee is in jail, accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

A woman told Memphis Police Department that Keaton Anderson, 30, was raping her 16-year-old daughter.

The victim told police she had received nude pictures of Anderson and the two had sex on multiple occasions, which would constitute statutory rape.

Officers said Anderson serves as a monitor at the school and has disciplinary power over the students.

Anderson is charged with statutory rape by an authority figure and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means.

Kingsbury High parents and students were baffled when they learned about Anderson's arrest.

"He seems like the type of person who would go around and try to be your friend or something and he'd talk to you," student Willie Britton said.

SCS said the allegations were immediately reported to proper authorities.

"I'm very concerned," said parent Angie Forrester. "I'm definitely going to be talking to my children."

"Kids are there to learn," Britton said. "I send my kids there to learn and come home."

Officials have not said when Anderson is due back in court.

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