COBB COUNTY, Ga. (TCD) -- A 38-year-old band teacher at a Christian school was recently sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to sex crimes against a student.
According to WSB-TV, Craig Dean Godfrey, a former band teacher at the North Cobb Christian School, was arrested in 2021 after school officials told police that Godfrey had been sexually involved with a student from 2016 to 2019. The student is reportedly an adult and no longer attends the school.
According to WAGA-TV, Godfrey engaged in relations with the female student on school property. Godfrey and the girl reportedly exchanged sexually explicit photos via Snapchat as well.
At the time of Godfrey’s 2021 arrest, police told WSB, "The investigation uncovered that the student was a sophomore at the school when the inappropriate relationship began. In addition to physical contact, evidence uncovered communication and explicit photos were exchanged between the suspect and the victim using a social media app."
According to WAGA, Godfrey pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated sexual assault and two counts of sexual assault by a teacher. Five other counts were dropped.
According to WSB, Godfrey was sentenced to 25 years, 12 of which are to be served in prison without the possibility of parole.
Records show Godfrey remains held at the Cobb County Detention Center.