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Dekalb County Teacher Is Denied Bond for Fondling Incident with 15 Year Old

By Stephanie F. Brown, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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A DeKalb County, Georgia teacher has been arrested for fondling a student. Charles Thomas McClendon, a teacher at Stone Mountain (Georgia) Middle School was observed by a police officer in a car with a 15 year old girl. Police believe he was about to have sex with the 15 year old. It appears the act of throwing a condom out of the car was a tip or piece of evidence for the the police. Mr. McClendon is being held in the Clayton County (Georgia) county jail. Mr. McClendon was seen in the back seat area of a pick up truck at 2:30 a.m. in the parking lot of a restaurant. It is amazing that school teachers, who go through training and higher education, risks their careers and engage in activity that is harmful and abusive of children. Even if the 15 year old was a willing participant, it does not excuse the teacher’s conduct or the fact that he committed a crime. Teachers are in the community serve as role models and mentors not to date, molest, or fondle children or teens. You can read more about this story at DeKalb County (Georgia) Teacher Arrested for Fondling a 15 Year Old Girl.