FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A former Forsyth County sheriff’s captain was arrested Tuesday on sexual assault and sexual battery charges.
Former Captain Frank Huggins was working as a driving instructor at Lanier Technical College.
He is accused of inappropriately touching a young female multiple times as she was learning how to drive.
A warrant Channel 2's Mike Petchenik obtained says Huggins is captured on video repeatedly putting his hands on the inner thigh of a 16-year-old student during a driving lesson last month.
"The felony is sexual assault because of the relationship with him being a teacher and her being a student,” Corporal Robin Regan said. “He has custodial responsibility there, which makes this much more of a heinous crime that he should have been a responsible person to take care of her, not to do what he did."
Huggins wasn't too pleased to see Petchenik at his door Wednesday afternoon when he showed up to ask about his arrest on sexual assault charges.
"Mike, I've already told you, go to social media,” Huggins said.
“OK, we're just giving you a chance,” Petchenik said. “We're trying to be as fair as possible, sir."
"Do you want to have your lawyer call us?" Petchenik asked.
"No,” Huggins responded. “I want you to go to social media and read my statement."
The statement Huggins referred to says: “It is absolutely not true and and I intend to prove that when my day in court comes I ask for your support and prayers in the days ahead."
Investigators say they believe there could be other victims who have yet to come forward, so they are asking them to do that.
Lanier Tech's president told Petchenik it suspended Huggins on the day the allegation was made.
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