SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - A Tri-Cities High School resource officer and former substitute teacher is being investigated for child molestation and child exploitation.
Police said they confiscated computers, cameras and thumb drives. They are combing through mounds of evidence. They're looking for any potential victims and trying to identify the individuals in the videos.
A Fulton County School spokesperson told Channel 2’s Liz Artz that Rucker was terminated from his position as a resource officer Tuesday.
Artz obtained warrants for Rucker where the accusations date back to 2008.
Artz was in Rucker’s College Park neighborhood Wednesday where neighbors said they have known him since he was a boy and are surprised by the allegations.
Rucker is charged with three counts of unlawful eavesdropping or surveillance. Police are asking the parents of any Tri-Cities High School student to talk with their child about Rucker.
A woman at Rucker’s home said she had no comment, but she was able to make contact with his attorney over the phone, who said he was not going to comment at this time.
Channel 2 has also learned Rucker was involved with Quick Silver Track Club. Police are also asking parents with kids associated with the club to talk to their child.
Detectives said several witnesses told them Rucker also created a fake Facebook account as a female to get teenage boys to send him nude photographs.