COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A former teacher with Mount Paran Christian School will serve at least 10 years in prison for having sexual relationships with minors.
According to the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office, Christopher Wade Brown, 37, admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old female student Tuesday morning. After she ended the relationship, Brown attempted to start a relationship with another minor, which led to similar charges against him for acts committed in Fulton County, the statement said.
“This not a sentence about consensual type relationship, this was definitely an individual who used his position of power and it’s just not going to be tolerated,” said David Williamson, Cobb County Assistant District Attorney.
For the first sex assault against his student, Brown was sentenced to 20 years with 10 years to serve in prison and the balance on probation. He will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.
“There’s very good reason those laws are in place so parents can feel safe that there kids are at school and know teachers won’t use that position to try and use their children for those type of ways,” said Williamson.
Brown also pled guilty to charges of child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes in Fulton County for acts related to the other girl. He received a sentence of 15 years with 10 years to serve in confinement in Fulton County.
“I was happy he took responsibility, happy we were able to move on. The victim was very happy to not have deal with this anymore,” said Williamson.
Brown, who has been in custody since his arrest in October 2016, will serve both 10-year prison sentences concurrently.