- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

CLINTON, Tenn. (AP) - The lawyer for a former police officer who’s accused of having sex with a teenage girl while he was on patrol says his client will plead not guilty.

The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/24yxw4e ) reports 31-year-old Cassen Jackson-Garrison was indicted Tuesday by an Anderson County grand jury on charges of aggravated statutory rape and official misconduct. Arraignment is May 23.

Knoxville attorney Gregory P. Isaacs said his firm has been retained to represent Jackson-Garrison and is investigating the allegations.

Jackson-Garrison was a probationary Oak Ridge police officer at the time of the alleged incidents involving a 16-year-old.

Jackson-Garrison, who played football at Central High School and Vanderbilt University, was fired from the police force after the allegations were made in August and investigated by several law enforcement agencies.

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Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com

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