The former athletic director of a Woodstock cheerleading gym was arrested Sunday in Cobb County on multiple charges of child molestation.

Donald Jones Jr., 31, of Marietta, has been charged with three counts of aggravated child molestation and one count of enticing a child. A jail record shows he was arrested at Cobb County Police Department headquarters at 12:10 a.m. was booked into the Cobb County jail at 1:47 a.m. He was released on a bond totaling $110,220.

According to his arrest warrant, Jones picked up a 15-year old boy Thursday and drove him to his home in Marietta, where he sexually assaulted the teen multiple times.

Jones was a coach and director at Rockstar Cheer Atlanta in Woodstock. Carolyn Garrison, the owner of the gym, confirmed that Jones was fired after she learned of his arrest.

“We were deeply troubled to learn that Donald had been arrested by the Cobb County Police ... accused of aggravated child molestation. While we are not privy to the facts and circumstances surrounding his arrest, there is no question that these are serious allegations. Therefore, out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of our athletes, Rockstar Cheer Atlanta has dismissed Donald Jones as a coach,” Garrison said in a letter to parents Sunday. She added that parents could meet with her for questions about how the decision will affect their children.

Officials have not said if the victim was a student at the cheerleading gym.

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Shannon is a reporter covering education, city governments, crime, features, religion and other local news. She is a graduate of Young Harris College and currently lives in unincorporated Woodstock.

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