EX-SCHOOLTEACHER SAYS ACQUITTAL ‘WASN’T A VICTORY’
The acquittal of Tonya Craft on Tuesday relieved those who have rallied behind the formerGeorgia kindergarten teacher since her arrest nearly two years ago for allegedly molesting threeyoung girls. But the defendant herself was less than exultant in an interview this morning. It wasn't a victory, Craft told NBC's Today show. There's nobody that wins in this situation.My whole heart has been taken, and I got half of it back. Craft, 37, was arrested in June2008 after she was accused of molesting three girls, ages 5 and 6, in her home between August 2005and May 2007. On Tuesday, they found her not guilty of all 22 counts, including childmolestation, sexual battery and aggravated child molestation. Now that the trial is over,Craft says she is focused on getting her two children back, whom she has not seen in 712 days. Shealso wants to spread awareness of her struggle, warning that it can happen anywhere, anytime, toanyone.