Two educators, MNPD officer, facing sexual abuse charges

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Posted at 10:25 PM, May 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-12 16:06:27-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Metro Nashville police officer and two teachers are facing several sexual misconduct allegations after an 18-year-old teenager reported abuse in January of this year.

The officer, Corey Reed, 31, a five-year MNPD veteran, surrendered at the Downtown Detention Center this afternoon on one count of sexual battery by an authority figure. Police say he inappropriately touched a then 13-year-old boy who spent the night at his home in 2017. Reed was stripped of his police authority on January 19 pending both a criminal and administrative investigation. The Office of Professional Accountability's investigation of Reed will result in a disciplinary hearing.

Derek Calvon Hill Jr., 25, is also charged in the case for rape. He's currently the health teacher at Kipp Academy, which is where he was arrested. His bond is also set at $100,000.

Two educators, MNPD officer, facing sexual abuse charges
Two educators, MNPD officer, facing sexual abuse charges

MarVelous Brown, 30, is charged with one count of aggravated rape, three counts of statutory rape by an authority figure, two counts of sexual battery by an authority figure, and one count of solicitation of a minor.

Metro police say he was the band director at Joelton Middle School when he met the victim in 2017. Officers say he allowed him to spend the night at his home on multiple occasions. Brown is also accused of trying to solicit the teen for sex as late as last year. According to police, Brown recently left Fisk University, where he was the band director, but as of now the university's website still lists him in the position.

Police say the three men were part of the same mentoring group through a college fraternity.

The victim, who is now 18, came forward in January of this year to report the sexual abuse. Police say he told them it started when he was in sixth grade.

"We are deeply disturbed by the allegations and charges against these two individuals," KIPP Nashville officials said in a statement. "We were made aware of these charges late Wednesday and immediately terminated Mr. Hill and banned him from campus. Mr. Brown has not worked for us since December 2021, and we understand the alleged crimes took place before both of these individuals worked for KIPP Nashville. We will fully comply with law enforcement as these cases continue through the legal system. As educators committed to empowering students and keeping them safe, the safety and wellbeing of our students is our number one priority."

NewsChannel 5 has reached out to Fisk University for comment, but have not heard back.