Ex-Cobb band director accused of molestation free on $50K bond

Craig Godfrey of Cartersville, the former band director at North Cobb Christian School, is charged with child molestation.

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Craig Godfrey of Cartersville, the former band director at North Cobb Christian School, is charged with child molestation.

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The former band director for North Cobb Christian School who was charged with child molestation was released from jail Thursday after posting $50,000 bond, booking records show.

Craig Godfrey, 38, of Cartersville, was granted a bond Wednesday by a Cobb County magistrate court judge, district attorney spokeswoman Kimberly Isaza told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Godfrey was arrested Jan. 20 after an investigation uncovered an alleged sexual relationship with a former student, the AJC previously reported. Godfrey is accused of beginning an “inappropriate relationship” with a sophomore student in 2016, one year after he began work at the private school, according to Acworth police Cpl. Stanley Almon. The alleged relationship with the student, who is now an adult, ended in 2019, Almon said.

“In addition to physical contact, evidence uncovered communication and explicit photos were exchanged between the suspect and the victim using a social media app,” he said in a news release. According to the arrest warrant obtained by the AJC, Godfrey requested and received nude photos of the girl on Snapchat despite knowing that she was under the age of 18.

The warrant also accuses Godfrey of engaging in sexual activity with the student while on school grounds from February 2016 to May 2019.

According to jail records, Godfrey was in custody at the Cobb detention center for 22 days.

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