Georgia Teacher Acquitted of Child Molestation
A jury in Chickamauga, Georgia has acquitted a former kindergarten teacher on all counts of molestation charges. Charges which included alleged molestation of her own daughter.
After nearly two days of deliberation, the jury found Tonya Craft, a 37-year-old mother, not guilty on all 22 counts. If convicted, Craft could have faced life in prison.
“Witch Hunt” by prosecutors is what the trial was being called as questions were raised about the stories from the children.
Since her arrest in May 2008, Craft has been fired from her job, lost custody of her daughter, lost her home and moved with her husband to Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., about 30 miles north of where she was on trial.
For an excellent read on the trial and the acquittal that became a national media sensation go to http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/37103788/ns/today-today_people/?GT1=43001