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East Ridge Student Charged with Statutory Rape


Hamilton County, TN - Earlier this morning, the School Resource Officer (SRO) at East Ridge High School was notified that a school faculty member had discovered a male and female student engaging in sexual activity at the school.

The SRO immediately conducted an investigation and found the male student involved in the incident was of legal age.

The name of the male student is Tegra M. Mutubwa (age 19).

Due to the age difference between the two students, Mutubwa was charged with (2) counts of statutory rape. One count was due to today’s incident and a second count was from a previous incident involving the same

student that was uncovered during the SRO’s investigation.

The female student is not of legal age and therefore their name is being withheld from public release.

A redacted copy of this report (19-004830) will be available for the media within 48 hours once the approval, review, and records process has been completed.

A redacted copy may be obtained by contacting the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Records Division at 423-209-7111.

Any questions regarding disciplinary actions enacted by the school should be referred to the Hamilton County Department of Education (HCDE).

Mutubwa is currently at the Hamilton County Jail awaiting to be booked.

As this incident involves juveniles, no further information is available at this time.

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