Judge allows former GHS teacher accused of child molestation to remain on bond but with strict conditions

Judge allows former GHS teacher accused of child molestation to remain on bond but with strict conditions

March 13—A former Gainesville High School teacher was allowed to post his bond on child molestation charges but now with tougher conditions than before, according to court officials.

Cameron David Milholland, 27, of Dawsonville, was charged with child molestation in August after he allegedly engaged in inappropriate behavior on Snapchat with a student.

Milholland was granted a bond by Superior Court Judge Kathleen Gosselin in October, which included a condition to have no contact with children under 18.

A Superior Court arrest warrant was filed Feb. 8 charging Milholland with visiting Riverview Elementary in Dawson County on Jan. 25 and Feb. 3.

Milholland, who coached boys golf and taught social studies, resigned from Gainesville High on Aug. 19. Milholland’s defense attorney, Mike Jacobs, said he surrendered his teaching license but found another job.

Jacobs detailed for Gosselin on Monday, March 13, how Milholland’s mother works at the elementary school.

In the first instance, Milholland’s mother left papers at home and needed Cameron to bring them to her.

In the second case, Milholland went to the elementary school to get something from his mother.

Jacobs said there was no indication he had any contact with any students during this brief encounter at the school.

The defense attorney added that his client has complied with all bond conditions other than those charges.

“He’ll never go anywhere like that again,” Jacobs said.

Assistant District Attorney Patrick Shuler said he found it a “serious violation” and “extremely troubling” given the circumstances of the case.

“Even if we don’t take it that he was there for nefarious purposes, it says something about the way he responded to the court order and the terms of his bond in general that he’s going to be there not just once but twice,” Shuler said.

Schuler asked Milholland to remain in custody but said he would be adamant about requesting a GPS monitoring device if Gosselin wanted to release him.

Gosselin agreed to a new order in which Milholland will be on a GPS monitor and the former teacher will not be required to attend any school or high school events.

The judge said Millholland’s intent is to remain at home without pretrial supervision or meetings with his attorney.

“That means you can’t go to the grocery store under this order,” Gosselin said. “It puts a burden on your family.”

Gosselin indicated that Milholland should remain in prison until another violation case is concluded.

Milholland was no longer listed on the jail roster as of Monday afternoon.

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