Georgia teacher arrested on child molestation charge

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Officers arrested a Fulton County high school teacher at school Monday on a child molestation charge.

Officers from the Roswell Police Department and Fulton County School Police arrested 32-year-old Preston Paris Monday morning at Chattahoochee High School in Johns Creek.

Roswell Police charged Paris, who worked as a teacher and coach at Chattahoochee High, with child molestation, statutory rape, and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

According to Roswell Police Public Information Officer Lisa Holland, Roswell Police were contacted last week by Cobb County Police in reference to an investigation involving a juvenile victim.

Holland said the investigation revealed the alleged crimes against the 13-year-old took place inside the Roswell city limits at an apartment complex after the two reportedly met online.

Holland added the 13-year-old is not a student at Chattahoochee, and investigators have no information of any crimes against Chattahoochee students.

Fulton County Schools Chief Communications Officer Cierra Chuly Boyd said Paris is no longer an employee with the school district.

In a statement to FOX 5’s Deidra Dukes, Boyd said, “Given the allegations, he was immediately separated from our district.”

In their news release, Roswell Police thanked Cobb County Police, Fulton County School Police, and the Fulton County District Attorney’s Offices for their assistance with this investigation.

According to Holland, Paris will be booked into the Fulton County Jail.

Investigators ask any additional victims to contact Roswell Police at 770-640-4100.