An alleged victim says she was a student of the former kindergarten teacher charged with molestation when the incidents first occurred.
The prosecution questioned the alleged first victim in the Tonya Craft trial this morning.
Ms. Craft, a former Chickamauga Elementary School teacher, faces 22 counts of child molestation, aggravated sexual battery and aggravated child molestation.
When Catoosa County Assistant District Attorney Chris Arnt asked the alleged victim what happened, she said the molestation first happened at Ms. Craft’s house.
“I went to her house sometimes,” the 9-year-old said.
Ms. Craft’s defense attorney Demosthenes Lorandos cross-examined the alleged victim.
Superior Court Judge Brian House dismissed the court for lunch, until 1 p.m.
Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...