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Youth counselor accused of inappropriate conduct

Posted on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Cathleen Vaughn (Bedford County Jail Photo)

Cathleen Vaughn (Bedford County Jail Photo)

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — A substance abuse counselor has been accused of becoming too involved with a teen client.

Cathleen Marie Vaughn, 38, of Lynchburg, and the client, a 17-year-old boy, became close as time passed and eventually became sexually involved, Det. Sgt. Scott Jones of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office said.

Vaughn is employed by an agency which specializes in working with people with substance abuse issues, Det. Sgt. Scott Jones of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office said.

She is charged with statutory rape by an authority figure and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. As of Thursday, Aug. 13, she was being held on $2,500 bond.

The arrest occurred after a “lengthy investigation,” the BCSO said.

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