Twin Brother of Sylvania Teacher arrested on Sexual Abuse Charges

FORT PAYNE, Ala. —  A second teacher is behind bars regarding sexual abuse allegations.

On October 8, 2020 DeKalb County Sheriffs Office received a complaint about inappropriate activity between an adult male and a juvenile. After a thorough investigation into the matter, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested the suspect for having engaged in inappropriate contact with an unnamed juvenile. 

Donavan Wayne Dalton (28 of Rainsville) was arrested last night and booked into the DeKalb County Detention Center.

Due to the fact that Dalton was an employee with the Fort Payne School System and the juvenile being within a school system, Dalton was charged with School Employee Having Sexual Contact With A Student Under The Age of 19 years of age.

Today (October 9, 2020), Dalton went before a Circuit Judge for an initial appearance.  His bond was set at $ 150,000.

If you have any other information on this case or know of any other victims, please contact the Investigators at the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at 256-845-3801. Your identity will be kept confidential.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: “This will be an ongoing investigation as our investigators continue to gather more information. More charges are possible as this investigation takes shape.”

“I want the public to be assured that this case is our utmost priority. Nothing matters more than protecting the children of our county. Every child should be able to have an education without these types of predatory monsters seeking to take advantage of them,” he said.

“We want to be thorough in these investigations and make sure we seek the appropriate charges so these victims can get the justice they deserve. Mistakes can lead to a miscarriage of justice, and we want to ensure these offenders feel the full weight of the justice system,” said Sheriff Welden.

“God Bless!” Concluded Sheriff Welden.