Former Roswell teacher sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting student

A former Fulton County teacher has pleaded guilty to raping a student and has been sentenced to a decade in prison.

Last September, Robert Vandel, a teacher at Lyndon Academy, left campus in handcuffs accused of raping a student at Fulton Academy of Science and Technology in Roswell. Vandel taught science at the Fulton Academy in 2020 and the victim was allegedly a student in one of his classes.

Vandel was fired from Lyndon Academy shortly after his arrest.

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Last week, the 64-year-old pleaded guilty to rape, aggravated child molestation, false imprisonment and two counts of child molestation.

A Fulton County superior court judge sentenced Vandel to ten years in prison without the possibility of parole.

After his sentence, Vandel will spend the rest of his life on probation and the sex offender registry.


Last October, the GBI said that they believe there are more victims in Holly Springs, Canton, Woodstock, Valdosta, Duluth, Savannah, Midland, Ga. and Opelika, Al.

All of the victims that have been identified were children under the age of 15 at the time of the assaults.

Vandel is still being held in the Fulton County Jail.

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