TEACHER ARRESTED FOR INAPPROPRIATE CONTACT WITH STUDENTS
On March 7, 2018, the Glynn County Police Department began an investigation into allegations that a teacher at Glynn Middle School may have had inappropriate contact with current and former students via electronic communications. The teacher was identified as 23-year-old Tyler Coen of Glynn County. The Glynn County Police Department worked together with the Glynn County School System and the Glynn County Board of Education Police Department during the investigation. The Glynn County School System took immediate action upon hearing the allegations and placed Mr. Coen on leave to ensure the safety of our children. Mr. Coen resigned from the Glynn County School System on March 15, 2018.
As a result of the investigation thus far, warrants were issued for Mr. Cohn’s arrest. On Monday, March 19, 2018, Mr. Coen was arrested without incident. He has been charged with two (2) counts of Computer or Electronic Pornography and Child Exploitation, in violation of O.C.G.A. 16-12-100.2(e)(1) and two (2) counts of Child Molestation, in violation of O.C.G.A. 16-6-4-(a)(2). These charges stem from inappropriate electronic communications Mr. Coen has had, since December 2017, with two children ages 14 and 15 years old.
It is important to note that at this point in the investigation, there is no evidence that Mr. Coen has had any inappropriate physical contact with children. None of these activities appear to have occurred on school grounds or during school hours.
This investigation is still ongoing and more charges against Mr. Coen could come at a later time. Parents who have a child who is a current or former student of Mr. Coen, and feel their child may be a victim are asked to contact Investigator Molly Cruikshank at 912-554-7802.