Drumline instructor pleads guilty to statutory rape of 14-year-old

Friday, April 8, 2011 at 3:32pm

A former private high school drumline instructor has pleaded guilty to two counts of statutory rape involving a student he met through his job.

Jonathon D. Mann, 23, received two years of supervised probation on the two felony counts stemming from sexual contact he had with a 14-year-old girl in 2009 at Goodpasture Christian School, where he worked, and at his apartment.

As part of the plea agreement, two counts of statutory rape by an authority figure were reduced to statutory rape, and four counts of sexual battery as well as one count of rape were dismissed.

Mann was arrested last May, and a grand jury indicted him on the charges in December.