Former Grundy County Assistant Football Coach Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Statutory Rape

Tommy Andrews

Tommy Andrews

A former Grundy County assistant football coach and teacher at Swiss Memorial Elementary School, Thomas “Tommy” Andrews pled guilty on Monday to two counts of aggravated statutory rape. He will be sentenced on August 8.
Deputies arrested Andrews, 41, on December 13, 2015 and charged him with one count of aggravated statutory rape and one count of aggravated statutory rape by an authority figure.
Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum said his department received a complaint and they presented the case to the district attorney’s office before charges were filed”. He was indicted in March of this year.
Shrum says during the process of his department’s investigation his officers learned a complaint was made to the Department of Children’s Services about Andrews on May 7, 2015.
Shrum said in a television interview said that his office had collected hard evidence against Andrews. The arrest report states that Andrews had picked up the 14-year-old victim from a friend’s house and had sex with her.
Andrews had been suspended without pay since these charges first surfaced, and he resigned from his position in the Grundy County School System on Monday.