A private school principal was arrested for allegedly molesting a 15-year-old boy in east Cobb County — and police said they believe there are more victims.
Mr. Jack Duane Hibbs, 57, of Marietta, was charged Wednesday with four counts of aggravated child molestation and was being held without bond at the Cobb County jail, police said.
“According to detectives, the male victim recently reported to authorities that he had been molested at the family residence,” Cobb County police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said.
Police have not said how old the alleged victim is now or how he knows Mr. Hibbs.
At the time of the alleged crimes, Mr. Hibbs was employed as the principle at the Faith Lutheran School at 2111 Lower Roswell Road in Marietta, police said.
As of Thursday morning, Mr. Hibbs was still listed on the school’s website as the principal. The school, which educates students through eighth grade, boasts of connecting children to Christ through academic excellence.
“In a world filled with followers, Faith Lutheran School is preparing children to become leaders,” Mr. Hibbs stated in a welcome note on the school’s website.
It's unclear when police launched their investigation, which resulted in Mr. Hibbs' arrest Wednesday morning. Now they are searching for more victims, Sgt. Pierce said.
“Investigators do not believe this is an isolated incident and are asking for the public’s assistance in helping them to identify any other possible victims,” Sgt. Pierce said.
Anyone with information or who may have direct knowledge regarding Mr. Jack Hibbs' contact with juveniles is asked to call Cobb County police at (770) 801-3470.
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