Former APSU Instructor Charged with Sexual Assault

Clarkesville, TN – A former Austin Peay State University fitness instructor faces sexual assault charges. 38-year-old Rene Gonzalez is accused of using his position of authority to get a 17-year-old female to perform oral sex. Austin Peay says Gonzalez's work contract with the school expired May 8 and the alleged sexual encounter did not occur on campus. The alleged victim was not an APSU student and had no affiliation with the university. Gonzalez is being held on a $100,000 bond.