Ravenswood High School's band director, Nathan Corathers, was arrested Monday night and charged with multiple counts sexual abuse and solicitation of a minor using an electronic device.
Ravenswood High School’s band director, Nathan Corathers, was arrested Monday night and charged with multiple counts sexual abuse and solicitation of a minor using an electronic device.
The arrest came after an investigation by the Jackson County Bureau of Investigation (JCBI) working with the Ravenswood Police Department officers and RvHS PRO Tom Speece. Victim advocate Erica Lehew was also involved in the case.
Nathaniel M. Corathers, 28, was arrested at his residence on Turkey Fork at around 8:30 p.m. Monday, and charged with four counts of alleged sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in a position of trust and four counts of alleged solicitation of a minor via electronic device—all felonies. Evidence was seized from the residence and from the RvHS Band Room, according to Boggs.
Jackson County Sheriff Tony Boggs said the investigation that led to the arrest began last week and ramped up Monday with new information being obtained.
Detective Sgt. Eric Cullen of the JCBI spearheaded the ongoing investigation which included Detective Ross Mellinger, Detective Bobby Knox, Deputy Gary Baldwin, Lt. Todd Roberts, Deputy Julia Bowen, Deputy Cameron Saltsgaver, Deputy Brandon Williams, PRO Tom Speece and other members of the JCSD and Ravenswood Police Department.
Corathers was lodged in the South Central Regional Jail and was being video arraigned by Magistrate Tom Reynolds Tuesday morning.