Former Leon HS security guard arrested, accused of having sex with 16-year-old student

George Stoney IV was charged with sexual battery and sex with a minor
Leon High security guard arrested
Published: Sep. 27, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 27, 2023 at 10:37 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - A former Leon High School security guard was arrested Wednesday for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old student on multiple occasions, according to court documents.

George Stoney IV, 31, was charged with sexual battery and sex with a minor, according to his arrest affidavit, following an investigation involving phone records, and statements the student made to law enforcement.

Leon County Schools spokesperson Chris Petley told WCTV Wednesday that LCS has been made aware of Stoney’s arrest. LCS confirmed Stoney was employed for seven months before being terminated on May 5 following a complaint. After Stoney’s termination, Petley said LCSO issued a trespass warning banning him from visiting any LCS campus.

On April 15, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Leon High School administrators about a student reportedly being located at Stoney’s home, court documents say.

That same day, Stoney’s wife informed the school that she discovered a female in the home she shared with George Stoney IV. That female was later identified as the 16-year-old student.

The wife told investigators she arrived to her shared apartment with George Stoney IV to retrieve belongings when she observed her husband appeared “to be nervous and pacing back and forth,” the affidavit says.

While in the home, the wife said she discovered the student hiding behind the couch in her underwear and t-shirt, according to court documents.

Court records indicate the wife recorded the interaction, and later looked up the student’s phone number located on George Stoney IV’s phone records and discovered it belonged to the student, the affidavit says. She also indicated she located the student’s Facebook profile, where she observed the student matched the description of who was in their home, according to court documents.

Phone records between March 2 and April 1 were also provided by Stoney‘s wife, which displayed multiple back-and-forth communications between George Stoney IV and the student, court documents say.

An interview was later conducted with the student on June 29, when she disclosed that she and George Stoney became close in December 2022 and in a relationship that began in February 2023, according to court documents. She also stated that the two had sex on multiple occasions, according to the affidavit.

The student alleged that on April 15, George Stoney IV picked her up in his vehicle and drove her to his residence, according to the affidavit. It further states her version of the encounter with Stoney’s wife, with the student telling investigators she was only at the home for a few minutes before his wife arrived, at which point she said she hid behind a couch in the living room. She said that once she saw Stoney’s wife, she immediately ran out of the apartment, according to court documents.

George Stoney IV reportedly picked up the student from the apartment complex’s leasing office, court documents say, before traveling to a beach in Carrabelle, Fla. The student claimed the two picked up something to eat and traveled to a Country Inn & Suites, according to the affidavit. She stated that they did not have sex that day.

A search warrant was obtained for the student’s phone, according to the affidavit, where information confirmed communication between she and George Stoney IV. The two referenced each other as “baby” or “bae” in multiple text threads, court documents say.

On June 29, the student responded to LCSO for a formal interview and advised that she had not been in communication with George Stoney IV since the week of April 15, the affidavit says.

Deputies contacted George Stoney IV on August 28 by phone to make a secondary attempt to have him come in for a formal interview, court documents say, but he referred deputies to his attorney. The attorney told deputies that he would contact them once he retained Stoney, according to court documents, but LCSO reported they had not heard from the attorney as of Tuesday.

This is a developing story.

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