Hart Co. teacher charged with child molestation

Brandon Cannon (Source: Hart Co. Sheriff's Office)

HART CO., GA (WSPA) – Authorities say a Hart County school teacher was arrested Tuesday on a child molestation charge.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) said 28-year-old Brandon David Cannon has been was charged with one count of child molestation.

The GBI says a complaint was made to the Hart County Sheriff’s Office on Monday. The sheriff’s office asked GBI to assist in the case.

Deputies confirm Cannon was a teacher at South Hart Elementary.

School officials said in a social media post that the Hart County Charter System was notified about the allegations against Cannon on Monday afternoon.

Hart County Schools said in the post:

The allegations included inappropriate contact with school-age children. The alleged inappropriate contact did not occur on campus, during school hours, or during a school event.

At this time, appropriate authorities are investigating the situation. The school district is fully cooperating with those responsible for the investigation, and the teacher is not at school.”

Cannon is being held in the Hart County Jail.

The GBI says its investigation is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at 706-552-2309.