Former Pearl Cohn teacher gets 5 years of probation after rape arrest

(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)
(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A former teacher at Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School will get five years of probation after her rape arrest.

Marquita Alston, 24, appeared in court Thursday where she pleaded guilty to five counts of statutory rape stemming from a 2014 incident.

She was also ordered to register for the sex offender registry and undergo treatment.

Alston performed sex acts on five 17-year-old boys between September and November of that year. Some of those incidents occurred on the school’s campus, according to officials.

Alston was placed on administrative leave on November 25, 2014, and she resigned on Dec. 1 of that year.

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