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Houston Co. Teacher Charged With Sexual Battery Of Minor

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Posted at 10:49 PM, Aug 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 23:49:59-04

Two Houston County school officials have been charged with serious crimes.

A teacher and school board member were arrested in connection with a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student.

Officials with the Sheriff's Department said Richard Tyson was charged with sexual battery of a minor and was arrested Tuesday night.

According to the Houston County Times, former board chairman Tommy Beechum was also charged alongside Tyson who is a high school teacher and .

Reports said Beechum met the girl through church, and she was a student of Tyson's when he taught at Houston County High School.

Investigators didn't believe either man knew of the other's relationship with the victim.