Originally created 02/24/03

DeKalb school principal jailed on child molestation charge



DECATUR, Ga. -- A DeKalb County elementary school principal remained in jail Sunday after his arrest on a charge of aggravated child molestation of a teenager.

Thomas L. Hudson, principal of Murphey Candler Elementary School in Lithonia, was arrested early Saturday at a park in DeKalb County.

He was taken to the DeKalb County Jail where he remained Sunday following a hearing.

DeKalb County District Attorney J. Tom Morgan said Hudson had had a relationship with a male 16-year-old since late last year. No other details were released.

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