Georgia high school teacher, coach arrested on sexual assault charges

CRISP COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia high school special education teacher and baseball coach has been arrested after police say he sexually assaulted a student.

David Lamberth, 42, was charged with one count of sexual assault that happened in Dooly County on Nov. 19. Lamberth worked at Crisp County High School, where he was the head coach of the baseball team.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation began looking into reports that Lamberth sexually assaulted students on Oct. 28. Lamberth resigned on Oct. 30. He’d worked at the school since 2013.

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“Preliminary information gathered by the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office indicated that one sexual assault with a student occurred in Dooly County,” the GBI said in a statement.

Prior to working in Crisp County, Lamberth was a teacher and coach with the Gwinnett County school system.

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Anyone with information can contact the GBI Region 13 Office at 478-987-4545. Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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