Claremore teacher arrested in teen sex case

BY RHETT MORGAN and ZACK STOYCOFF - Tulsa World Modified: July 11, 2012 at 2:12 pm •  Published: July 11, 2012

CLAREMORE - A Sequoyah Middle School choir teacher who is accused of having a five-month sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student was arrested Monday, authorities said.

Mark Thomas Buchanan, 34, of Claremore was jailed on four complaints of first-degree rape, six complaints of lewd or indecent proposals to/acts with a child and eight complaints of sodomy involving a victim younger than 16, Rogers County Sheriff's Deputy Jerry Smittle said.

Buchanan, who is in the Rogers County Jail with bail set at $660,000, is due back in court July 18, Smittle said.

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