Wednesday, September 25, 2013

AL - Dothan police officer (Lanice Clifton Bonds) charged with sex act with student

Lanice Clifton Bonds
Lanice Clifton Bonds
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A Dothan police officer who worked as a school resource officer has been charged with engaging in a sex act with a student.

Lanice Clifton Bonds, 37, of Drexel Court, was arrested Tuesday and charged with “School employee engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 19.”

Court records show the offense allegedly took place in October 2012.

According to information from Dothan police, the Dothan City Schools forwarded a complaint to the Dothan Police Department on Sept. 17, alleging there was an inappropriate relationship involving a high school student and a school resource officer.

An internal affairs investigation was launched, which led to a criminal investigation. Police say Bonds was interviewed and confessed to his involvement. Termination proceedings against him are under way.

Bonds served as a school resource officer at Dothan High School for six years.

Bonds’ bail has been set at $250,000 by Circuit Court Judge Michael Conaway.

If convicted of the class B felony crime, school official or employee having sex with a student, Bonds faces two to 20 years in prison.

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