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Teacher arrested for child molestation

ST. MARYS, Ga. -- A Camden County teacher was arrested Monday on allegations of child molestation.

According to a release from Chief Tim Hatch of the St. Marys Police Department, Amy Lee Cassada, 34, reportedly electronically furnished obscene materials to minors.

In a statement, the Camden County Schools said Cassada has been terminated.

Police received a report of the allegation on May 28 after suspicious behavior was observed between Cassada and a 15-year-old Ombudsman Program student she was tutoring.

Investigators with the Armstrong Atlantic State University Police Department found through a search of digital media that Cassada sent the juvenile sexual images through text messages.

Also arrested was 19-year-old John Ezzard, who is alleged to have threatened the juvenile involved. According to the release, Ezzard admitted to the threats and said his former teacher Cassada had sent him sexual images in the past.

The St. Marys Police Department believes there are possibly other juveniles or students who were victimized by Cassada. Other victims are encouraged to contact detectives of the St. Marys Police Department, Criminal Investigation Division.


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