Former south AL police officer faces new student sex charge

Adrian Folmer (Source: Dothan Police Department)
Adrian Folmer (Source: Dothan Police Department)
Published: Feb. 28, 2018 at 4:41 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2018 at 5:39 PM CST
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DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) - A former Dothan school resource officer, who was charged after an investigation into allegations he was having a sexual relationship with a student, is facing an additional charge.

According to Dothan police, Adrian Folmer is facing an additional charge of a school employee having sexual contact with a student under the age of 19.

Police say the new charge is related to the ongoing investigation in which a second victim, 14, was identified. Investigators are talking to other possible victims but declined to specify how many.

Folmer was taken into custody and placed under a $15,000 bond. He has since bonded out.

In December, Folmer was charged with a school employee engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 19. An investigation determined Folmer had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.

Folmer was listed as an employee at Dothan City High School at the time of his initial arrest.

School Board Chairman Mike Schmitz released this statement on behalf of the school system: "Obviously it's terribly disturbing to find out there may be other victims. We are grateful to the Dothan City Police for doing a thorough investigation and we look forward to hearing the conclusion."

Schmitz said he, along with new Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Edwards, will meet with Dothan's police chief Friday to discuss the investigation.

This is the second time in the last three years, that a school resource officer working for Dothan City Schools has been arrested on sex crime charges.

In 2014, Lanice Bonds was sentenced to 10 years in prison for engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 10. He has a parole hearing in March.

According to school board officials, working as a school resource officer is a voluntary position.

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