UPDATE: Substitute Teacher Faces Charges
A substitute teacher with the Giles County School System has been charged and arrested in connection with the alleged statutory rape of a student.
Winter Ray Dawson, 24, of Pulaski, was taken into custody last week on charges of statutory rape by an authority figure and solicitation of a minor.
Dawson was also terminated from his position as a substitute teacher with the Giles County School System. He was arrested and booked into the Giles County Jail April 12 and released that day on $28,000 bond. He was scheduled to appear in court today (Tuesday).
The affidavit of complaint charging Dawson claims he had sex with a 17-year-old minor on or about Oct. 31, 2016.
“The defendant was, at the time of the offense, in a position of trust, or had supervisory or disciplinary power over the minor by virtue of the defendant’s position as an employee at the Giles County High School,” the complaint goes on to state.
On the charge of solicitation of a minor, the affidavit of complaint states that Dawson on or about Dec. 25, 2016, attempted to “invite” or “induce” a 17-year-old female minor to engage in conduct that, if completed, would constitute a violation of statutory rape.
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