Former school bus driver charged with sex with student

BRILLIANT -   A former school bus driver employed with the Marion County School System was arrested on Sept. 12 and charged with violating the Alabama law that prohibits school employees from having sexual intercourse with students who are under the age of 19.
Ethan Corkren, 29, Brilliant, was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 12, on the charge of a school employee having sex with a student.
In a press release from 25th Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Slatton, Corkren was arrested at 8:29 a.m. on Sept. 12 and placed in the Marion County Jail in Hamilton. Corkren was released that same day on a $30,000 bond.
In the release, Slatton said the investigation began the week of Sept. 2 when information was provided to Brilliant Police Officer Jerrod Tidwell. Tidwell provided the information to 25th Judicial Circuit DA Investigator Lt. Rusty Hulsey. Hulsey completed the investigation on Sept. 11 when warrants for Corkren’s arrest were approved, the release stated.


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