Dothan Officer Pleads Guilty to Having Sex with Student

Lanice Clifton Bonds, a Dothan police resource officer accused of having sexual relations with a 17 year old high school student, pleaded guilty to a charge of “School employee engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 19” on Monday June 9th.

Bonds, 31, of Drexel Court, was arrested on September 24th of last year after Dothan City School officials forwarded a complaint to the Dothan Police Department alleging that an inappropriate relationship involving a high school student and a school resource officer had taken place.  An internal affairs investigation was launched which led to a criminal probe by the Dothan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division.  Officers interviewed Bonds about the facts of the case where he confessed to his involvement in the incident.  Bonds was later terminated from his position as the school resource officer at Dothan High School where he had been employed for six year.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for July 21, 2014 where Bonds faces between 2-20 years in prison.

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