Original Post – 39-year-old Gina Leigh Sabin of Cartersville, GA has been charged with two counts of aggravated child molestation. She turned herself in to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday afternoon. Sabin teaches 5th grade at Cloverleaf Elementary, and her husband is a principal at a local high school. While police reports detail that the victim is a student in Bartow County, they also say that the student does not attend Cloverleaf.
According to the Bartow County Sheriff the victim is a male who is younger than 16 but that’s all they would say concerning the arrest.
Sabin, who has been teaching for 11 years, is on paid leave pending the legal investigation.
Updated 9/3/09 – Gina Sabin has been released from the Bartow County Jail on $40,000 bond. Superior Court Judge David Smith set bond this past Tuesday and stipulations include she have no contact with the victim, supervise of have no contact with any children other than her own and not be allowed on school property.
Updated 9/26/09 – According to an unnamed source Sabin does have alibis that prove each incident that the boy has accused her of are untrue. I have offered to post her side of the story and should they
contact me I will post another update to the story. I have also attempted to contact her listed attorney as well.
Updated 9/30/09 – I attempted to contact Gina Sabin’s attorney late last week and as of yet have had no comment from anyone other than the unnamed source I mentioned last week.
Updated 11/2/2022 – In June 2011, Gina Sabin pleaded guilty to two counts of felony sexual battery in a negotiated deal with prosecutors. Superior Court Judge Carey Nelson sentenced Sabin to 5 years, but she is allowed to serve the time on probation. Sabin also was ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.