Authorities search for victims in case of Roswell teacher accused of molestation

ROSWELL — The GBI is assisting the Roswell Police Department with identifying additional sexual assault victims in an ongoing criminal investigation. 

The Roswell Police Department arrested 63-year-old Robert Vandel, of Canton, on multiple charges, including rape and aggravated child molestation in September. 

Investigators believe that there are more victims in Holly Springs, Canton, Woodstock, Valdosta, Duluth, Savannah, and Midland, as well as in Opeila, Alabama and because of the multijurisdictional implications asked the GBI to assist in the efforts of locating these victims. 

All of the victims that have been identified so far were children under the age of 15 at the time of the incidents. 

Anyone with information that can help investigators is asked to contact Roswell Police Department Detective Cheryl Dickerson by email at cdickerson@roswellgov.com or call 770-640-4453.

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