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On April 1, the Hendersonville Police Department received a complaint regarding sexual contact between a 17-year-old female victim and a teacher at a Hendersonville High School. It was reported that the incident occurred during the latter part of 2014.

After obtaining evidence to confirm the victim's statement, the Hendersonville Police Department has arrested Michael Bass, 46-years-old, from Hendersonville, Tennessee. Michael Bass has been charged with one count of statutory rape by an authority figure.

The investigation has revealed that even though Bass utilized his position as a ROTC Instructor at Hendersonville High School, none of the sexual encounters occurred at the high school.

The General Sessions Court date for Michael Bass has been set for May 24 and he is currently held at the Sumner County jail on a $30,000 bond.

The Hendersonville Police Department is requesting that if there are any other victims contact the Hendersonville Police Department at (615) 822-1111.

Anyone with information regarding this or other crime is encouraged to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at (615) 573-5400.

Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (crimes) using keyword TIPHPD.

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