Georgia Teacher Arrested on Child Exploitation Charge

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Carrolton, GA (AP) - A veteran west Georgia teacher and
religious singer has been arrested after authorities say he tried
to have sex with a 17-year-old male student.
Carroll County Sheriff's spokesman Shane Taylor said Richard Lee
DeLong began sending inappropriate text messages and photos to the
student about a week ago. The student and his mother went to
authorities, who monitored DeLong's messages until he tried to
arrange a sexual tryst with the teen.
The teacher was arrested early Wednesday morning on a charge of
child exploitation. DeLong has been denied bond.
It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney. No phone
listing could be found for DeLong.
DeLong is major figure in contemporary Sacred Harp singing, a
style of choral music that became popular in the South in the
1800s. He was part of recording sessions for the Civil War movie
"Cold Mountain" and performed at the Academy Awards.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by single dad Location: thomasville on Oct 14, 2010 at 04:06 PM
    turn him loose and slap him on the back of the hands. he will be just LIKE michael jackson. just another low-life but a wealthy glorified child molester.
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