Residents outraged by alleged abuser's presence at parade

ST. MARYS, Ga. -- Some Camden County residents are outraged that a local karate instructor was allowed to participate in a St. Marys Mardi Gras parade with students over the weekend.

They're upset because seven former students allege in a lawsuit that the instructor molested them when they were children. Two years ago, the District Attorney looking into allegations of child sexual abuse found probable cause but said the statute of limitations had expired.

That karate instructor, Craig Peeples, has not been charged with a crime and he has no restrictions to stay away from children. The association that hosted the parade says he was allowed to participate.