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Jones County grand jury indicts teacher on child molestation charges

Tate Wilson is charged with molesting 4 male students at Clifton Ridge Middle

GRAY, Georgia — A Jones County grand jury has indicted a former Jones County teacher on charges of child molestation stemming from incidents that began last fall.

According to the six-count indictment, Witcher Tate Wilson molested four male students under the age of 16 between Oct. 2018 through Jan. 28, 2019.

Back in February, Judge Brenda Trammell denied bond for the middle school teacher.

Wilson’s wife, Christina, took the stand at the bond hearing and testified that they had two special needs children – one had recently died from cancer. She said many of his students and members of the community supported him.

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Trammell denied bond, saying she believed Wilson posed a threat to intimidating witnesses and obstructing justice.

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All the alleged assaults happened at Clifton Ridge Middle School.

Jones County investigator Kenny Gleaton also said that 20 middle-school boys reported that Wilson had inappropriate sexual conversations with them.

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