An Effingham County teacher who is accused of child molestation now faces more charges.
Julian Heyman, 52, of Springfield, has been charged with an additional count of child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes and two counts of electronically furnishing obscene material to a minor.
The charges are in connection with a second victim, according to Effingham County Sheriff Office’s spokesman Detective David Ehsanipoor.
Heyman is a sixth grade earth sciences teacher at Ebenezer Middle School.
He also was named the teacher of the year at Ebenezer Middle this year. Heyman is also the president of the Georgia Salzburger Society.
Heyman was taken into custody at his home in Springfield and remains in the Effingham County Jail.
Two victims reported to investigators that they were molested from as far back as 1997 and 1998. Both victims were under 10 years of age at the time the crimes took place. Neither one of these victims were Heyman’s students at the time.
“This investigation is ongoing at this time,” Ehsanipoor said. “There is no indication that these crimes took place at the school or against any of his students.”
Investigators had been pursuing the case for the last three weeks.
Heyman has a B.S. from Augusta State University and a Master’s in middle grades education from Georgia Southern University. He is also a certified gifted and talented teacher.
Heyman also once served as the director of youth and young adult ministry for the Diocese of Savannah.
Heyman originally was charged with aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy, sexual battery and enticing a child for indecent purposes in connection with the crimes committed against one of the victims.