Former Memphis teacher and firefighter indicted for statutory rape


Bryan Wilson/Michael Lewis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A former Memphis teacher and a firefighter have been indicted on previous charges of statutory rape.

Michael Lewis has been indicted 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.

Bryan Wilson has been indicted on charges of aggravated statutory rape.

Deputies say two 17-year-old girls told them they were involved in sexual relationships with the men.

A girl told investigators in one case, the consensual sex happened inside a Bolton High School classroom numerous times.

Bolton teacher and assistant basketball coach Michael Lewis, 31, is charged with statutory rape by an authority figure and aggravated statutory rape.

The girl also said she spent at least three nights with Lewis at his home.

The second girl told police she stayed with Bryan Wilson, 31, at least ten nights and had consensual sex five times.

Investigators say the teen girls said sex was consensual, but it’s a crime because they are underage and at least one of the men was in a position of authority.

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