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Former Vanderbilt football player and police officer sentenced to 26 years in prison for sex crimes

Former Vanderbilt football player and police officer sentenced to 26 years in prison
Former Vanderbilt football player and police officer sentenced to 26 years in prison

A former Vanderbilt football player turned police officer has been sentenced to 26 years in prison following a conviction of statutory rape. He was sentenced on April 12 and does not have the possibility of parole.

Cassen Jackson-Garrison was found guilty for grooming and having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 2021. The convictions on nine of 10 counts included charges of solicitation of a minor, rape and statutory rape, among others.

Jackson-Garrison played football at Central High School in Knoxville and Vanderbilt University.

Cassen was in trouble back in 2016 as well, when he was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old girl while on patrol. He plead guilty to statutory rape, but his charges were dismissed after completing the two years of probation.

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