After 18 witnesses, countless objections, and testimony from each of the alleged victims and their parents, the prosecution on Monday rested its case in the Tonya Craft trial.

Craft, 37, a former Chickamauga Elementary School kindergarten teacher accused of molesting three children, is on trial in Catoosa County Superior Court in downtown Ringgold, with Judge Brian House presiding.

She is facing 22 counts, including 12 counts of child molestation, six counts of aggravated sexual battery and six counts of aggravated child molestation. She has maintained her innocence since her arrest in June 2008.

Walker County Messenger