A former Siegel Middle School teacher indicted for sexual contact with a teen was a no show in court Monday morning for arraignment in Circuit Court. It was Brandon LaDuc's legal right to waive his appearance in court and hear a formal reading of the charges against him.
40-Year old LaDuc, who was a volleyball coach at Siegel, was indicted on three counts of statutory rape by an authority figure and two counts of sexual touching by an authority figure.
LaDuc allegedly had sexual relations and touched a student of a different school on two different occasions, according to Sheriff's Detective Phil Brooks, who investigated the case.
James Evans, Community Relations Coordinator for Rutherford County Schools, said, "Rutherford County Schools takes these situations very seriously and has cooperated fully with the Sheriff's Office during its investigation. Mr. LaDuc was placed on unpaid suspension immediately once the investigation began, and he resigned from his job during the summer."
LaDuc is currently free on bond.