Local Alleged Child Molestor Arrested

A local schoolteacher, Boy Scout Leader and church youth group leader is an inmate this weekend at the Bay County jail.

50-year-old Jerry Bernard Cash has been arrested by Bay County sheriff’s deputies in connection with the sexual assault and molesting of a boy under the age of 16.

The teenager claims Cash took him to Shocco Springs in Talladega, Alabama, got a room where the two were to have slept and then assaulted the teen twice.

Cash is also charged with being a fugitive from justice.

Local authorities are holding Cash for eth Talladega Police department because the alleged incidents took place in their jurisdiction.

Investigators say Cash has been suspended from his teaching job and Emerald Bay Academy in Panama City pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.