A kindergarten teacher at Chickamauga Elementary School is accused of molesting students who attend the school, including one who was in her classroom.
Tonya Craft, 36, of Chickamauga turned herself in Wednesday to the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department. She is charged with four counts of child molestation and one count of aggravated sexual battery.
According to a Sheriff’s Department report, the crimes occurred between Aug. 10, 2005, and May 10, 2007, at the suspect’s residence.
Sheriff’s Capt. Scott Jordan said the victims had sleepovers at Craft’s residence on Sycamore Drive in Catoosa County.
The victims are girls, now between 6 and 7 years old.
A Ringgold mother whose child was a victim filed the complaint against Craft. According to an incident report, there is another suspect who is underage and who also may have been molested.
School officials could not be reached Wednesday for comment.
Craft has been a kindergarten teacher at Chickamauga Elementary for three years.
(Walker County Messenger)