Related News: Dothan school resource officer arrested for sexual relations with student

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A Dothan Police Department School Resource Officer is under arrest after being charged with having a sex with a student. During an investigation, authorities say the officer, Lanice Bonds, confessed to the accusations.

The investigation started on September 17 when the Dothan City Schools forwarded a complaint to the Dothan Police Department regarding a complaint of an inappropriate relationship between the officer and a high school student.

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Related News: Dothan man gets 10 years for sending nude photo to girl

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A Dothan man received a 10-year prison sentence for sending a nude picture of himself to a teenage girl, and possessing several nude pictures of the same girl.

Assistant Houston County District Attorney Kristen Shields said 49-year-old Franklin Whaples pleaded guilty to four felony sexual assault related charges in front of Circuit Court Judge Michael Conaway.

Source: Dothan Eagle

Related News: Woman accused of showing porn to teach minor about sex

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Police arrested a Dothan woman on Monday and charged her with a misdemeanor for allegedly showing a pornographic film to a minor.

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Related News: Arrest shines light on human trafficking

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Police found out about the alleged crime when a female juvenile escaped a Dothan hotel room where she said she was being held. She ran to another hotel and a patron there called the police. She said she was taken from Mississippi, forced to take drugs and sold for sex.

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Related News: Man charged with human trafficking after kidnapped girl escapes from Dothan hotel room

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The Dothan Police Department has arrested a man accused of kidnapping a girl and using her for drugs and sex.

Alonso Santiagito was taken into custody Friday after a concerned citizen called police to report that an underage female had escaped from a local hotel where she was being held captive by Santiagito.

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Related News: Dothan pair faces child porn charges

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Two Dothan residents face multiple counts of possession of child pornography following an investigation into online solicitation of child pornography.

Samantha Bryant, 30, and Ellison Ray Dooling, 51, both of S. Oates Street, are facing 44 counts each of possession of child pornography. Bryant and Dooling were arrested on Friday.

Source: Dothan Eagle

Related News: Posts on cop killing at center of officer discipline

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Thursday’s four-hour Dothan Personnel Board hearing dealt with the weighty issue of free speech as parties wrestled with just how far a uniformed police officer can go in posting potentially explosive comments on social media.

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Related News: Two Wiregrass men plead guilty to federal child porn charges

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Two Wiregrass men recently pleaded guilty to unrelated federal child porn-related charges.

In the first case, Joseph Kyle Edberg, who was originally charged with a 12-count felony indictment involving the receiving of child pornography and the possession of child pornography, pleaded guilty earlier this week to a reduced charge of a single felony count of possessing child pornography.
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Edberg, who will be sentenced at a later date, faces not more than 10 years in prison and a fine of not more than $250,000. Federal court records show Edberg remains released on bail until his sentencing hearing.

Source: Dothan Eagle

Related News: A dangerous web

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Local authorities made at least a dozen arrests in the last year and a half on charges involving the alleged solicitation of children through the Internet or by other electronic means.

The offenses in some of the dozen criminal cases across Henry and Houston counties allegedly involve the use of either e-mail, social media accounts such as Facebook and/or cell phones to elicit unlawful activity with children.

Source: Dothan Eagle

Related News: Dothan man arrested for raping victim at knifepoint in Enterprise

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The victim in the case stated she met Mueller online through a social media website. She admitted to giving Mueller her address during an online conversation.

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