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Dothan school resource officer arrested for sexual relations with student

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DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) -

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.

The case was forwarded to the Dothan Police Department's Internal Affairs division where investigators began questioning Bonds. He subsequently confessed, according to officials.

Bonds, 37, was arrested Tuesday and charged with "School employee engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 19".

The Dothan Police Department issued a statement that said it, "...is dedicated to the protection of all citizens. Its men and women consider it a great honor to be tasked with upholding the laws of the city, state and nation. Our officers are held to a higher standard and expectations are great. When one of our officers violates the position of trust bestowed upon him, it is the department's obligation to investigate and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law."

A bond amount has been set at $250,000. Employment termination proceedings are now underway.

INFORMATION SOURCE: Dothan Police Dept.

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