ROSWELL — The Roswell Police Department has arrested a former local charter school teacher on rape charges, and is encouraging any additional victims to come forward.
On Tuesday, August 31, Roswell Police Officers began an investigation into the sexual assault of a child, reported to have taken place in early 2020 at the Fulton Academy of Science and Technology Charter School located in Roswell. Further investigation has led detectives to charge 63-year-old Robert Vandel of Canton, with the following offenses:
- Aggravated Assault with Intent to Rape a Child Under 14
- Aggravated Child Molestation
- Sexual Assault by Persons in Supervisory Authority
- Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes
- False Imprisonment of a Child Less Than 14
Vandel was employed as a science teacher at the school at the time of the assault, and the victim was a student in his class.
Roswell detectives, along with the Holly Springs Police Department and Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, took Vandel into custody earlier this afternoon at the Lyndon Academy in Holly Springs, where he was employed at the time of his arrest.
Our investigators believe that Vandel may have assaulted additional victims. We are encouraging any other victims or persons with information to contact the Roswell Police Department at (770)640-4100. Anonymous information can also be provided to Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at (404)577-8477 or by going to www.StopCrimeATL.org.
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