Crime

Middle School Teacher Charged with Statutory Rape

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JACKSON, Miss. — Jackson Public School teacher Willie Moorehead, 60, has been charged with statutory rape. Moorehead is a teacher at Siwell Middle School. He was arrested in Rankin County on Thursday after the mother of a 14-year-old girl told investigators he had sex with her daughter at a nearby park on Tuesday.

Moorehead was arrested at his home. He is being held without bond at the Rankin County jail, where he awaiting a court hearing.

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