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'Horrific' Former 'Teacher of the Year' arrested on child rape charges

Ullrich was a first-grade teacher at Fairview Elementary school in Tennessee and has since been suspended from his job without pay.

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Jonathan Ullrich (Photo credit: Maury County Sheriff's Office)

Jonathan Ullrich (Photo credit: Maury County Sheriff's Office)

Jonathan Ullrich (Photo credit: Maury County Sheriff's Office)

A Tennessee teacher, who was dubbed ‘Teacher of the Year’ in 2020, has been arrested on multiple charges of aggravated sexual battery and rape of a child.

Jonathan Ullrich, who is aged in his 50s, was indicted on 27 counts, including aggravated sexual battery, incest, rape of a child, and aggravated sexual exploitation.

According to The Tennesseean, he has been accused of sexually abusing two children under the age of 13 between 2016 and November 2021.

It has been reported that the two alleged victims were related to Ullrich.

Ullrich was a first-grade teacher at Fairview Elementary school in Tennessee and has since been suspended from his job without pay.

He was formerly a principal at the Longview Elementary school for seven years until 2014, when he was abruptly fired after making sexually charged comments towards a female staff member.

In a statement, representatives from Williams County Schools said: “The charges filed against Mr. Ullrich in Maury County are horrific.

“The district has no indication that any of the charges out of Maury County are related to his work in WCS.

“However, families who may have information to share with local law enforcement are encouraged to contact the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.”

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