Coahulla Creek High teacher arrested in child predator sting
Floyd investigators say Michael David Powers was trying to meet a young girl for sex
UPDATE: “Mr. Powers has resigned from his position with Whitfield County Schools.”– Whitfield County Schools
ROME, Georgia (WDEF) – A teacher at Coahulla Creek High School faces charges in a child predator sting in neighboring Floyd County.
36 year old Michael David Powers teaches chemistry at the school and coaches the golf team.
Floyd County officials say he was arrested Tuesday after an online sting.
They say Powers held graphic online conversations with someone he thought was under 16 years of age.
A police report says he threatened to expose the “young girl” if she did not send him nude photographs.
He was arrested when he thought he was meeting the young girl in person.
Powers faces these charges in Floyd County:
AGGRAVATED CHILD MOLESTATION
ELECTRONICALLY FURNISHING OBSCENE MATERIAL TO MINORS
USE COMPUTER SERVICE TO SEDUCE, SOLICIT, LURE OR ENTICE CHILD TO COMMIT ILLEGAL ACT- FELONY
OBSCENE INTERNET CONTACT WITH A CHILD
SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN
The Whitfield County school system says Powers worked at Coahulla Creek since August of 2011.
They issued this statement on his status after the arrest:
“We have been made aware of an alleged criminal situation involving one of our employees, Michael Powers. Mr. Powers has been placed on administrative leave as we receive and review information from law enforcement. The alleged incident did not take place at school or involve any students from Whitfield County Schools. Any other information would need to come from law enforcement officials involved in the investigation.”