$10,000 bond set for former FVSU officer arrested in sexual assault case

FORT VALLEY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) arrested a former Fort Valley State University officer Friday morning.

Wilbur Bryant, 52,  was arrested for simple battery, bribery and two counts of violation of oath of office.

Bryant was a former Lieutenant at the Fort Valley State University Police Department.

In April, the Peach County Sheriff’s Office requested the GBI’s assistance in the investigation in reference to allegations of sexual misconduct by Bryant.  A former FVSU student, who had contact with Bryant, made the allegations.

The GBI found out Bryant went to the student’s residence some time after the incident, in uniform, and made physical contact with the student without her consent.

The investigation also showed that Bryant called the student and made explicit sexual comments on the phone.

Bryant resigned from the FVSU Police Department on Saturday, April 21, 2018.  He turned himself in to the Peach County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Terry Deese says Bryant’s bond was set for $10,000.


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