MTSU teaching assistant accused of statutory rape

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - A teaching assistant at Middle Tennessee State University is accused of the statutory rape of a 16-year-old girl.

Thirty-three year old Mark Durrett, of Murfreesboro, was arrested and charged with one count of statutory rape.

He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing July 31. The victim told police she had sex with Durrett three or four times over several months, including once at his apartment.

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