News Nearby: Babysitter Wanted in Infant's Death; Teacher Accused of Having Child Porn

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Teacher Arrested for Possession of Child Porn – Buckhead Patch

A fine arts teacher at Pace Academy was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography in connection with a multi-year federal investigation.

Pace Academy school officials said they learned Monday of the arrest of Joey Villemez, who was the middle and upper school fine arts teacher for the last seven years. Visit Buckhead Patch for more on this story.

Westminster Student Charged with Sexual Assault of Fellow Classmate - Buckhead Patch

Police have charged a 17-year-old football player from Westminster School with sexual assault of a fellow teammate, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

William Jackson Houk sat in Fulton County Jail on Monday after turning himself in to police on Sunday. See Buckhead Patch for more on this story.

Woodstock PD Needs Help In Identifying Woman - Woodstock Patch

The Woodstock Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a woman they believe could be connected to several entering auto incidents that hit part of the city earlier this month. 

The department's Criminal Investigations Unit has obtained video surveillance of a woman using a stolen credit card believed to have been taken from a vehicle. The police believe identifying the woman will help them solve other entering auto cases in the city. See Woodstock Patch for more on this story.

- Sandy Springs Patch

A severely injured infant boy, who suffered from brain injuries, was taken off life support, Saturday morning, police said.

His babysitter Caris Ayala is wanted on Felony Murder charges. 

Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose said a Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta social worker notified police on Oct. 5th after the five-month-old boy was brought in by ambulance. He was non-responsive. “He was severely injured either by being shook or severe whiplash,” Rose said. “Something made the child’s brain so injured it caused death.” Read the rest of this story on Sandy Springs Patch.


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