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Former Bradshaw Christian School aide convicted of molestation charge

A former instructional aide at Bradshaw Christian School was convicted Thursday by a Sacramento County jury of one misdemeanor count of annoying or molesting a child.

For several years, Jeremiah Ellington worked as an aide at the school, participating in various school activities, including overnight retreats and a lunchtime discipleship group with junior high boys at the school, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.

In June 2012, the grandmother of a student discovered a series of sexually inappropriate Facebook messages from Ellington to her 13-year-old grandson. In subsequent interviews with school staff members and law enforcement officers, Ellington confessed to having sexual thoughts about students, authorities said.

Ellington is to be sentenced Nov. 7 before Sacramento Superior Court Judge Kevin McCormick.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.