Jonathan William Herbert, 30, is charged with sexual battery against a child under 16, battery, second-degree cruelty to a child and public drunkenness. He allegedly bit a 14-year-old girl's buttock while swimming in Lake Lanier.
Photo: Hall County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Hall County Sheriff's Office

Indictment: Ex-Gwinnett teacher who bit teen tried to bribe deputy

former Snellville Middle School teacher charged with biting a teenage girl’s buttocks in Lake Lanier has also been charged with trying to bribe a Hall County sheriff’s deputy, an indictment shows.

Jonathan William Herbert, 30, was arrested after the alleged butt bite July 4. The 14-year-old girl was swimming on a Lake Lanier Islands beach around 8 p.m. when Herbert swam underwater and bit her, according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.


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After he was arrested, Herbert tried to bribe a deputy with $200, an indictment says. He was indicted on Aug. 13 on the bribery charge and charges of second-degree cruelty to children, sexual battery against a child under the age of 16, battery and public drunkenness. 

Gwinnett County Public Schools opened an internal investigation into Herbert after his arrest. He resigned from the school district on Aug. 1, according to a district spokesman.


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Drunk man bites teen girl underwater at Lake Lanier Jonathan William Herbert, 30, bit a 14-year-old girl’s buttocks while swimming underwater The incident occurred at Lake Lanier Islands beach in Buford on July 4th Multiple beachgoers saw the incident and reported it to police Herbert has been charged with sexual battery against a child under 16 He's also been charged with second-degree cruelty to a child, battery and public drunkenness

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