New details released in case of 24-year-old Hephzibah Middle teacher charged with child molestation

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Friday, Jan. 17, 2020

Rumah Byrapaka has been charged with child molestation. (Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

HEPHZIBAH, GA (WRDW/WAGT) – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is releasing new details in regard to the 24-year-old Hephzibah Middle School teacher charged with child molestation.

According to the affidavits, Rumah Byrapaka sent elicit messages and photos to the 13-year-old boy over Instagram, as well as touched him inappropriately.

Byrapaka was arrested and charged with child molestation as well as enticing a child for indecent purposes on Thursday.

The Richmond County School System quickly moved to place Byrapaka on paid administrative leave.

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