A Shelby County Schools educator is on paid regulatory suspension after he was caught and charged with molestation.
Marvin Eugene Straughter is cited in assaulting a fourteen-year-old boy amid July 2018 and August 2019.
Straughter is a 5th-grade teacher at Oakhaven Elementary School.
Shelby County Schools administrators say these accusations do not affect students at Oakhaven Elementary School.
Straughter was put on suspension on December 10, pending the result of the examination.
He was detained earlier this week and is charged with aggravated statutory molestation.
According to a police report on December 6, Memphis Police got an objection from the boy’s great-grandfather following his great-grandson informed him about their connection.
The victim told police that on more than one occurrence, he and Straughter were physically included at his residence on Tutwiler Avenue.
The alleged acts are cited to occur for more than a year.
“I hope it’s not real and if it is real it really annoys me that stuff like that can go on and there’s nothing that we as next-door-neighbor still know about or do anything concerning and that’s’ terrifying,” stated Suzy Hendrix, the next-door-neighbor.
Neighbors say they were below the idea that the apartment was a halfway house, although they weren’t sure.
They frequently saw people appearing to and from it.
Straughter is expected back in court on December 27. He’s kept on a $25,000 bail.