According to court records, the assaults began over summer break in 2016 when Herron was with the student several times "under the pretense of meeting for a non-existent school club."
The abuse continued through the end of 2017. Herron was arrested at his Acworth home the following June.
The student, who is in college now, filed a lawsuit this summer against three of her former administrators, alleging they failed to follow rules that would have protected her.
In a written statement, she said the lawsuit is important “to help make sure other girls are safe when they go to school.”
“I hope this shows other victims and their families that they can stand up for themselves, too,” she wrote. “I want girls to know that it is wrong for a trusted adult to abuse that trust to manipulate them into doing things they are not comfortable with. Victims should also not feel guilty or ashamed of themselves.”
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One suspect was on trial for murder a couple months ago