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A Metro Nashville police officer and two teachers are facing a battery of sexual assault charges after an 18-year-old reported repeated abuse earlier this year.

Corey Reed, 31, MarVelous Brown, 30, and Derek Calvon Hill Jr., 25, were all charged in connection with the abuse against the teen.

The victim went to police in January to report the sexual abuse, according to a news release from Metro Nashville Police. He told police the crimes began when he was in sixth grade.

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A grand jury recently issued the indictments against the three men who are friends and participated in a mentoring group through a college fraternity, according to police.

Reed, a five-year veteran of the police department, surrendered to police custody Wednesday on a charge of sexual battery by an authority figure. According to police, when the victim was 13 he spent the night at Reed’s home where he says he was inappropriately touched.

Reed was divested of his police authority on Jan. 19, shortly after the abuses were first reported, pending the outcome of both the criminal and administrative investigations.

Brown, previously the band director at Joelton Middle School, is accused of allowing the victim to spend the night at his home multiple times and attempting to solicit the teen as recently as last year, police said. He faces charges of aggravated rape, statutory rape by an authority figure, sexual battery by an authority figure and solicitation of a minor.

Brown, who now lives in Memphis, turned himself in to Metro police Thursday

Hill is accused of abusing the victim at Brown’s home in 2017, police said. The Kipp Academy teacher, charged with aggravated rape, was taken into custody at the school Wednesday, according to the news release.

Contact Tennessean reporter Kirsten Fiscus at 615-259-8229 or Follow her on Twitter @KDFiscus.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Teen reports repeated sexual abuse, MNPD officer, two teachers charged

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