Ga. high school counselor police say ‘preyed on students’ for sex arrested

CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. — A Villa Rica High School employee is being investigated after accusations of sexual relationships with multiple students.

On Feb. 16, the Carroll County School District notified the Villa Rica Police Department of an allegation that had been made to them about a Villa Rica High School employee being involved in an inappropriate relationship with a student.

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The VRPD identified the suspect as 30-year-old Alonzo Wyatt, a full-time counselor at Villa Rica High School.

The investigation initially revealed that Wyatt had a sexual relationship with a student at the high school on multiple occasions.

During the investigation, two other victims were identified.

The investigation into the additional victims found that they were being counseled by Wyatt. Police said during the counseling, “Wyatt made inappropriate comments, solicited them for sex, and groped them.”

“This investigation revealed a pattern of predatory behavior by Mr. Wyatt,” police said. “He was in a position of trust at the school and students depended on him for assistance, advice, and safety. Mr. Wyatt clearly and continuously broke that trust and preyed on the students that he was in charge of supervising and assisting.”


According to VRPD, Wyatt has been charged with six counts of improper sexual contact by a school employee and one count of criminal attempt to commit.

Channel 2′s Tom Regan spoke to Villa Ricca Police Captian Blake Terry, who revealed where the incidents happened.

“All of them took place on campus, except one, where it took place off campus during the school day. They actually left campus,” Terry said. “The evidence has shown they actually occurred in the counselor’s office.

Regan learned that the improper relationships were reported as an anonymous tip.

Police said Wyatt’s illicit relationship with one student went on for a year.

Regan spoke to student Bryce Johnson, who was shocked to learn of Wyatt’s arrest.

“When I heard about it, I was confused about it because he was a great coach, a great counselor really,” Johnson said. “He got me into a couple of colleges. He helped me get a job.”

Terry said students, staff and parents may feel a sense of betrayal after Wyatt’s arrest.

“It’s a position of trust. You know the school system, the police we all trust counselors,” Terry said. “Students came to him for counseling services, and he was acting inappropriately.”

Carroll County Schools issued a statement early Tuesday morning, writing:

“The district was informed of allegations made against a Villa Rica High School employee. The matter was turned over to the Villa Rica Police Department, and they have notified us of the completion of their investigation. We are thankful for the strong relationship we have with our local law enforcement to ensure that the safety of our students remains our top priority.”

The school system would not ay if he had been fired.

Channel 2 Action News also reached out to the Carroll County jail for his booking photo.

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