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Cobb teacher arrested on sexual assault charges

Sources report that Spencer Wayne Herron of Acworth is a former teacher of the year.

A Cobb County teacher has been booked on charges of sexual assault after an earlier incident according to county officials.

Spencer Wayne Herron of Acworth, Georgia was arrested, Friday, on three felony counts of sexual assault by an educator. Authorities said Herron taught at Kell High.

According to Cobb County police, investigators interviewed the 16-year-old female victim who was able to provide details of the activity between her and the teacher that spanned three years.

She told investigators that the acts began as groping in 2016 and progressed to sexual activity in the years that followed. She said that all of this happened while on school property. Police said evidence at the teacher's home corroborated the student's claims. Police said the victim was a juvenile when the first act of sexual contact happened. She is now 18.

According to the specific section of the law on which Herron was charged, it specifically involves sexual acts by a person such as a teacher, principal, assistant principal or another administrator who has supervisory or disciplinary authority over someone. He was arrested at his home in Acworth after investigators collected evidence that corroborates with the victim's story.

According to the Marietta Daily Journal, Herron was a previous teacher of the year at the school in 2016.

Herron declined to speak with detectives.

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