Thomas Andrews has been sentenced to serve three and one-half years for the statutory rape of a former Swiss Memorial Elementary School student. Andrews was convicted of two counts of Aggravated Statutory Rape (one count of sexual battery and one count of statutory rape were dismissed). Andrews will serve his time with the Tennessee Department of Corrections.
Andrews was arrested on December 14, 2015 for the above charges. At the time, he was a teacher and coach at SMES and an assistant football coach at Grundy County High School. He was immediately suspended from all duties with Grundy County Schools at the time of his arrest.
Andrews is set to turn himself in to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office today.
The Herald has followed this story from the beginning and below are links on previous reports.