Former Oak Ridge Police officer charged with statutory rape

Published: May. 6, 2016 at 3:00 PM EDT
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Former Oak Ridge Police Officer Cassen Jackson-Garrison is charged with official misconduct and aggravated statutory rape. Both charges are felonies.

Jackson-Garrison was arrested just before 12 p.m. Friday by TBI agents.

Agents began to investigate Jackson-Garrison after allegations he had inappropriate contact with an juvenile while on-duty.

Jackson-Garrison will go to the Anderson County Detention Facility and be held on a $25,000 bond.

In August 2015, a man said Jackson-Garrison had sex with his step-daughter while the stepfather was in custody at the Anderson County jail. The victim's mother supported these allegations.

At the time, TBI agents determined there was probable cause to believe Jackson-Garrison parked his cruiser near the victim's home, walked to her house while her mother way away at work, and had sex with the 16-year-old. Agents said this happened at least once while Jackson-Garrison on duty.

Jackson-Garrison was one of two officers who responded to a complaint of domestic violence at the victim's home. This call is why the stepfather was arrested and put in custody.

Garrison graduated from Central in 2004. He was a three-year starter at running back, team captain and recipient of the Tennessee Mr. Football award. He then went on to play for Vanderbilt.