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.

Aggravated statutory rape carries a punishment of 2 to 12 years in prison. The offense involves a victim at least 13 years old and less than 18, and an offender who is at least 10 years older than the victim.

Statutory rape by an authority figure and sexual battery by an authority figure both carry a punishment of 3 to 15 years in prison.

Lewis is free on $30,000 bond. Wilson is free on $25,000 bond.

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