As of Thursday, April 18, 2013
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ALBANY, Ga. — An Albany man has been charged with molesting a student at an Albany alternative school, spurring an investigation into how he was allowed access to the student on campus.
Grady Alexander O’Neal, 33, was arrested Wednesday night by the Dougherty County School System Police, Chief Investigator J.C. Phillips says. According to Phillips, O’Neal is charged with molesting a 14-year-old student at the South Georgia Regional Achievement Center, where he was known to visit students, bringing pizza or other treats.
Interim Dougherty County School Superintendent Butch Moseley said he learned about the arrest Thursday and that he was concerned that O’Neal was granted access to students. Moseley said that he had spoken with Principal John I. Davis and that a further investigation would be made into whether school policies were violated.
Bond has not been set.