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Teacher accused of sending sexual images to teen; child molestation

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Updated: 6/11/2013 11:51 pm
ST. MARYS, Ga. -- A teacher in St. Marys is facing charges of child molestation and sending obscene material to children.

Last month, police started investigating a report of sexual activity between 34-year-old Amy Lee Cassada and a 15-year-old student at the St. Marys Ombudsman School.

Police said the report was made due to suspicious behavior between the teacher and the student who had private tutoring sessions together.

Police interviewed witnesses and seized several electronic devices as part of the investigation.

The Armstrong Atlantic State University Police Department analyzed the digital media evidence and found that Cassada also sent sexual images to the juvenile via text message.

A second person is in police custody in connection with the case.  Police say 19-year-old John Ezzard admitted to threatening the 15-year-old boy.  Ezzard, a former student of Cassada's, told police he received sexual images from her as well.

Cassada has been charged with child molestation and electronically furnishing obscene materials to minors.

Police believe there may be other juveniles or students who may have been victimized by Cassada. They're being asked to called the Criminal Investigation Division at the St. Marys Police Department.  The number is 912-510-0436.

Cassada has been fired from her job, Action News learned late Tuesday afternoon.


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nativejax - 6/12/2013 6:05 PM
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Sad to say its up North and down South...I think it's a 'inbred' family thing, since these idiots think its ok to kiss/marry their own cousins. And they think its ok to mess with their own flesh and blood instead of going outside their family or race. A lot think its ok to prey on weak and young because the can't/won't treat their boyfriend/husband/girlfriend/wife sweet so get what they need. I do know God is watching, no doubt about it...its just sad children have to be 'damaged' because our laws don't protect them enough. It is at this point in our civilization I personally Thank God, for interracial marriages. It is a far better and healthier thing to do, and at least the children are the most beautiful I've ever seen. My opinion and I'm sticking to it.

sportinsflying - 6/12/2013 11:35 AM
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It's a nationwide thing Karen, unfortunately some people cannot carry on normal relationships and use their authority to exploit young people.

RiverRat - 6/12/2013 8:35 AM
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Karen, No, you are an idiot! Please move back North where everything is so wonderful.

Karen smith - 6/12/2013 7:41 AM
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Sick! A 15 year old is a child and does not think like an adult. Is this a southern thing?

Fred Thompson - 6/12/2013 5:36 AM
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These people!! PLEASE get to the bottom of WHY this DISPICABLE BEHAVIOR. Whats in a MIND!!
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