Once again we are presented with another case of a female teacher being charged with having sex with a student. 25 year old Holly Hatcher, a history teacher, volleyball and softball coach at Gallatin High School has been charged with 6 counts of statutory rape by an authority figure. Holly Hatcher has admitted to having an ongoing relationship with the student in her Nashville, TN home.
Court documents indicate that Hatcher, who lives in the Donelson area, and the teenager had sex in Gallatin and in Nashville. Police said the pair had sex on six occasions.
Police began investigating her after receiving information from Gallatin police.
On Thursday, Hatcher was released from the Sumner County Jail after posting a $15,000 bond for three counts of statutory rape. Her bond in Nashville was set at $6,000. (WTVF – News Channel 5)
Holly Hatcher Statutory Rape Case
“I feel like it’s an epidemic,” said Susan Dattilo.
Dattilo said she couldn’t believe that yet another Middle Tennessee teacher has been charged with having sex with a student.
“We pay tax dollars to make sure these teachers are educating our children, but I can’t trust that they’re going to be safe with them and that worries me,” she said.
Is it an epidemic or are we all just more aware that teacher/student sexual relationships are going on due to the news media and the internet?