August 2, 2016: A former Nashville teacher is being charged with statutory rape after police claim that the ex-teacher performed sexual acts on five 17-year-old boys. Authorities began investigating 24-year-old Marquita Alston on November 24, 2014, after officials received information from the principal at her school regarding disturbing rumors about Marquita and underage boys. Detectives interviewed a number of boys, and Marquita, and afterwards they were convinced that the former teacher had sexual contact with multiple teens. Police then went through the five victim’s phones to recover text messages. The alleged incidents took place between September and November of 2014, and officials confirmed some of those acts reportedly happened on the campus of Pearl Cohn High School where the suspect used to teach.