A teacher and coach at a Giles County school has been indicted on two counts of statutory rape. According to a report in the Columbia Daily Herald, Joseph Dunavant is accused of engaging in a sexual act with a 17-year-old female student. The alleged incidents are said to have occurred in late September and early October. An investigation against the 24-year-old teacher began after school administration suspected he was involved in an inappropriate relationship with a student at Richland School. Dunavant is said to have turned himself into authorities at the Giles County jail. He has since been released on a $2,500 bond. *The Columbia Daily Herald contributed to this report.
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