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Robert Vandel of Canton, pleaded guilty to rape, aggravated child molestation, false imprisonment, and two counts of child molestation in Fulton County Superior Court last week.
Robert Vandel is 64 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
A former teacher who has already pleaded guilty to raping a student in one Georgia county is set to go on trial Monday in another county.
Robert Vandel pleaded guilty in May to rape, aggravated child molestation, false imprisonment, and two counts of child molestation during his time at Lyndon Academy in Roswell, where he was teaching science when the incidents occurred in 2020, WAGA reported.
He was fired from the school when he was arrested in September 2021.
A month after his arrest, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said it suspected Vandel might have more victims in Holly Springs, Canton, Woodstock, Valdosta, Duluth, Savannah, Midland, Georgia, and Opelika, Alabama.
More victims came forward in Cherokee County, where Vandel worked as a math, science, and engineering teacher at a private school before his time in Roswell, Fulton County.
All of the victims were under 15 at the time of the assaults.
Vandel is serving his sentence — 20 years for child molestation and ten years each for rape and false imprisonment — at Dodge State Prison in central Georgia, according to the Department of Corrections.
According to Cherokee County records, he faces two counts of child molestation and two counts of sexual battering of a child under 16 and entered a not-guilty plea earlier this month.