MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Murfreesboro have charged two former employees of a nonprofit arts center with the statutory rape of a boy who performed there.
A city police spokesman told The Daily News Journal investigators believe there are other victims.
Murfreesboro Police arrested 36-year-old Jared E. Scott and 22-year-old Justin Mangrum on Thursday.
Police said they think the two used their positions with the Center for the Arts to befriend the 13-year-old and coerce him to have a sexual relationship.
The boy told investigators the acts took place on the center's property in 2010.
The arts center was initially funded by Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, but is now a private nonprofit corporation.
Scott and Mangrum are scheduled to make their first court appearance May 12. Court records don't indicate whether they have attorneys.