Assistant Principal Jailed on Statutory Rape Charges

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Holmes County Assistant Principal has been arrested and jail on statutory rape charges in Le Flore County. Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks says an investigation showed 49-year-old Dyana Terrell Thomas had sex with an underage female student at his home in Greenwood on Sunset Circle. The age of consent in Mississippi is 16 so the teenager would have to have been 15 years old or younger. Thomas’ arrest led to revelations that he has had multiple arrests on various charges while working at four different schools in Alabama. Twice he was found guilty of misuse of school funds, in 2007, he was sentenced to five years of probation on federal charges of mail fraud. He was convicted in multiple instances of hiring fake employees for schools in exchange for kickbacks of the money paid. In August of last year, Thomas received a 90-day suspended jail sentence and a 30-day suspended jail sentence and placed on probation for one year. Thomas was also fined $1,000 by the Alabama Ethics Commission regarding misuse of funds while he was principal at Wilcox Central High School. All of these details are available by a simple online search. So, Holmes County schools are now coming under fire to explain whether they conducted a proper background check on Thomas, and if so why he was still hired given his criminal history. Thomas now faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 for the incident in Leflore County.

 


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14 Comments on "Assistant Principal Jailed on Statutory Rape Charges"

  1. Gotta keep your temptations under control men! He will learn the hard way!

  2. Avatar David Ready | May 14, 2019 at 5:44 am | Reply

    Textbook sociopath.

  3. How the hell did he even pass a background check?

  4. He shouldn’t have even been hired in the first place because of his criminal background!! The school should be to blame for this AS WELL as this man!!

  5. Thinking with his HEAD & not his head

  6. Same ole delta doin the same ole stuff.

  7. Alexandria Green

  8. Monique Boyd What in Gods name is going on down there

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