Georgia kindergarten teacher is accused of child molestation

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LUDOWICI, Ga. (AP) – A South Georgia kindergarten teacher is being accused of child molestation.

News outlets report 40-year-old Dennis Jefferson Cooke was arrested Saturday in Long County and charged with several counts of child molestation.

Cooke works for Taylors Creek Elementary School in Liberty County. The county school system issued a statement saying the school has placed Cooke on administrative leave and the district had no knowledge of any wrongdoing.

Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles declined to say how many children were involved.

It is unclear whether Cooke has an attorney.

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