Teacher, Firefighter Indicted on Statutory Rape Charges



Michael Lewis
  • Michael Lewis

A Bolton High School teacher and a Memphis firefighter are both facing years in prison for the alleged statutory rape of two teenagers.

Michael Lewis, a 32-year-old teacher and assistant baseball coach at Bolton High School, reportedly maintained a consensual sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student. According to the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office, Lewis had sex with the student in his classroom after school, as well as at his Bartlett home.

Lewis’ roommate, Bryan Wilson, a 32-year-old Memphis firefighter and paramedic, has also been charged for having consensual sex with a different 17-year-old female. The underage teen informed authorities that she had sex with Wilson on several occasions at the home that he and Lewis shared.

A Shelby County Grand Jury indicted Lewis on seven felony charges, including three counts of statutory rape by an authority figure, three counts of sexual battery by an authority figure, and aggravated statutory rape.

Wilson has been indicted on charges of aggravated statutory rape. UPDATE: Wilson was declared "not guilty" in June of 2016.

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