Darren Henrie, a teacher and boys' basketball coach at Centennial High School in Franklin, was arrested Friday morning on three counts of sexual battery by an authority figure.
The alleged abuse happened on at least three occasions between August 2007 and May 2009 when Henrie worked at Independence High School in Thompson's Station.
He was indicted on the charges on Thursday.
Williamson County District Attorney General Kim Helper would not comment on how Henrie knew the alleged victim, but told The Tennessean Henrie took advantage of the assumed trust between the victim and himself.
"Once concerns were raised with law enforcement, an immediate investigation was begun to bring a resolution to it as soon as possible," Helper said.
According to the indictment, the abuse happened when the victim was between the ages of 15 and 17.
Sources say the victim is a male. He is now 20 years old.
"He was in a position of trust or supervision or authority over the alleged victim, so there is a relationship between the victim and the defendant," Helper said.
Henrie was hired as the boys' basketball coach at Independence High School in 2004 and held that position until February of 2009 when he was fired as the coach because the team failed to make the playoffs.
He, however, remained at the school as a physical education teacher until he was hired as the boys' basketball coach at Centennial three months later.
Henrie, 44, was booked into the Williamson County jail and has since been released on a $50,000 bond.
He has been suspended from the school district without pay indefinitely and banned from all Williamson County school activities.
"All of the boys and girls are safe in Williamson County schools," Director of Schools Mike Looney said. "We take safety as a primary responsibility and will do everything we can to protect them."
Nashville's News 2 spoke to parents and students in attendance at Friday night's football game.
Many said they found Henrie's arrest disturbing, but declined to comment any farther saying school officials had asked them not to comment on the issue.
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