A not guilty plea was entered to a third-degree rape charge during arraignment Wednesday morning for Marcoreyon Tandy.
A Christian County Grand Jury indictment alleges that between January and February of this year, the 25-year old Tandy engaged in sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of 18, with whom he held a position of authority or special trust.
Tandy had been an assistant basketball coach at Christian County High School and was fired in April following an internal investigation that indicated he “engaged in inappropriate/unprofessional behavior with students.”
He told Judge John Atkins Wednesday morning that he hasn’t been able to hire a private attorney yet, but public defender Eric Bearden stepped in and entered a not guilty plea.
Tandy is scheduled for another court appearance on October 3rd.