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Cartersville Man Charged With Sex Crimes Against Student

Janaury 21st, 2021 – 3:15 PM

WBHF Radio –

(Via WBHF Radio) On January 15th, North Cobb Christian School administration contacted the Acworth Police Department with information regarding an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and a former student.

During this investigation, investigators discovered that Band Director, 38-year-old Craig Dean Godfrey of Cartersville, had been in a sexual relationship with a student, now an adult, from 2016-2019. The investigation uncovered that the student was a sophomore at the school when the inappropriate relationship began. In addition to physical contact, evidence revealed they exchanged communication and explicit photos using a social media app.

On January 19th, Acworth Police charged Godfrey with aggravated child molestation, sexual exploitation of a child, and obscene telephone contact.

As of Wednesday, Godfrey is in custody at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center without bond.

The Acworth Police Department urges anyone with any information to call the Criminal Investigations Division at 770-974-1232.