Hendersonville teacher charged with statutory rape - WKRN News 2

Hendersonville teacher charged with statutory rape

Posted: Updated: Jan 25, 2012 6:10 PM CST
Darrell Keen teaches math and is the running backs coach at Beech High School in Hendersonville. Darrell Keen teaches math and is the running backs coach at Beech High School in Hendersonville.
The 31-year-old was arrested last month in Davidson County The 31-year-old was arrested last month in Davidson County
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. -

A teacher and assistant football coach in Sumner County was arrested Wednesday on charges he raped a female student.  The alleged incident happened last month on the same day he assaulted an ex-girlfriend, according to investigators.

Darrell Keen teaches math and is the running backs coach at Beech High School in Hendersonville.

He was booked into the Sumner County jail Wednesday afternoon on one count of aggravated statutory rape and has since been suspended from the school without pay.

According to sheriff's office investigators, Keen, 31, spent the night on December 18 at a Hendersonville hotel with two female students although only had sex with one of the girls.

Authorities said Beech High School's principal first learned of the incident and notified police on Tuesday night.

Earlier on December 18, in the early morning hours, Keen was arrested in Nashville on charges he slapped his ex-girlfriend in the head and face after she wouldn't have sex with him, according to the Metro police arrest report.

Keen also reportedly threw the victim's phone at her as she tried to push him out the door of her residence.

He is charged with domestic assault in the incident.  The case is pending.

Jeremy Johnson, spokesperson for Sumner County Schools, would only say Keen has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.  He declined to comment further.

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