We know new details about the case of a former McCallie School employee accused of sex acts against several young boys.
The allegations span three states, seven kids and 18 years. They started in Tennessee, then South Carolina and moved all the way to California. More than 50 pages of court findings that detail every accusation against 55-year-old Jeffrey Barton.
Prosecutors say Jeffrey Barton spent an entire career with access to young boys for more than three decades worldwide. In 1988 Barton began working at The McCallie School as a student activities director. This until documents show he was terminated in 1993, for allegedly molesting an 8th grade boy. But he's not the only accuser. Records show a 9th grade McCallie student says Barton inappropriately touched him in 1991, during an overnight trip. Then again in 1991, Barton is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with another 9th grader. During another trip, documents show Barton is accused of demanding that boy eat home-made cookies. The boy told prosecutors he then blacked out.
"The defendant would have homemade baked goods, brownies, and insist that these boys eat them. There were rumors around the school, don't eat the brownies. They're laced with something," says San Diego Deputy District Attorney Tracy Prior.
Barton filed a lawsuit after being terminated from McCallie but according to court documents settled with the school, as long as McCallie wouldn't release details about Barton's termination. But a 2010 deposition video shows Barton still maintained his innocence after all the allegations.
Barton is also accused of sex crimes against two boys at Aiken Preparatory School in South Carolina and two students from Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad, California.
He's currently in a California Jail on three million dollars bond.
Police arrested Barton last week and when administrators at McCallie heard, they issued a statement to parents.They assure that McCallie students are safe, but say parents are asking questions about the school's hiring policies. They say they re-evaluate their hiring policies every year and will continue to do so.
Barton is set to go in front of a judge again Tuesday morning for a bail hearing.By Alyssa Spirato