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MJ woman charged with aggravated statutory rape

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 Tammy Graves

Metro Nashville Police Sex Crimes detectives Thursday arrested a Juvenile Court employee who is a resident of Mt. Juliet on charges of aggravated statutory rape and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after an investigation showed she engaged in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old boy a short time after he was released from the Juvenile Detention Center.

Tammy Graves, 42, of Timber Trail Drive in Mt. Juliet, worked in a clerical role on child support matters and part-time in the detention area. Detectives learned it was Graves’ part-time job that resulted in her meeting the 17-year-old earlier this year while he was incarcerated. During an interview with detectives yesterday, Graves admitted that after the teenager’s release last month, she took him to a home on Meridian Street where the two drank vodka and engaged in sex.

The Sex Crimes Unit’s investigation began after Juvenile Court officials became suspicious of Graves’ behavior and requested that the police department become involved.

Graves has been suspended from her Juvenile Court duties pending a due process hearing next week. Her access to the building has been totally removed. Graves’ bond on the two criminal charges is set at $15,000.

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