Deputies say teacher attacked husband's mistress

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email
Caroline Brooks (WRDW-TV)

Caroline Brooks (WRDW-TV)

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- A Columbia County teacher is trouble with the law, accused of attacking a woman she claims was sleeping with her husband.

Deputies are charging Caroline Olivia Brooks, who teaches at Lakeside High School, with criminal trespass and simple battery for beating Valeska Gilson in a bedroom on Summerlin Drive in Evans.

Gilson told investigators she was sleeping in her bed Saturday, Dec. 7 at 4 a.m. with Caroline's husband, Joseph Golden, when she heard the backdoor open, according to the report.

The Sheriff's Office said Brooks went into the bedroom and hit Gilson several times in the head and shoulder. Gilson said after the attack, Brooks broke pictures and frames in the home, according to the report.

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