Hart County teacher charged with child molestation

Brandon Cannon

A second-grade teacher in Hart County was charged Tuesday with child molestation, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday.

 

Brandon David Cannon, 28, of Elberton was arrested after a complaint was made to the Hart County Sheriff’s Office on Monday.

The sheriff requested the GBI to assist in the investigation, according to the report. Cannon remains in the Hart County Jail without bond.

Cannon has been a teacher at South Hart Elementary School in Hartwell since 2008, according to his resume posted online. Cannon reported he worked in private home childcare for about three years and was currently the director of children’s ministries and was a youth leader at his church in Hartwell.

The school district released a statement on its social media saying: “The allegations included inappropriate contact with school-age children. The alleged inappropriate contact did not occur on campus, during school hours, or during a school event.”

The school district is cooperating with the probe, which is continuing.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the GBI at (706) 552-2309.

 

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