NWGA Scanner | January 31st, 2022

Darlington School employee arrested after being caught in online child predator sex sting in Floyd County

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, Investigators continued to conduct proactive investigations to find child predators who use social media platforms to find children for sex. The Investigator reported, “[I] was posing as a 14-year-old girl online for the purposes of identifying child predators.” According to the report, Brickmon Dasean Wilson, 31 of Rome, who is an employee and wrestling coach at Darlington School, sent photos of his penis to someone he thought to be a child. The report stated that Wilson also requested nude photographs of the child. Wilson is also accused of describing sex acts to the child. Wilson was taken into custody at an agreed-upon location where he thought he was going meet a child for sex. Wilson was booked into the Floyd County Jail, charged with obscene internet contact with a child, electronically furnishing obscene materials to a child, sexual exploitation of a child and use of a computer to seduce a child to commit a felony. Below is a statement from Darlington Head of School Brent Bell: On Tuesday morning, Darlington was notified by the Floyd County Police Department that Brickmon Wilson, a member of the Flik Independent School Dining Services staff, had an active warrant for Electronically Furnishing Obscene Materials to a Minor. We fully cooperated with the police; Mr. Wilson was arrested; Flik and Darlington immediately began the termination process; and we notified current faculty, staff, and parents of the incident. Mr. Wilson was hired by Flik, our third-party dining services provider, in January of 2020 and passed a background check prior to beginning employment, as is their policy and ours. He worked in the kitchen at the Upper School during the breakfast shift and had also been serving as an assistant wrestling coach since December of 2020. Darlington School remains committed to providing a safe environment for the students in our care and refuses to tolerate any behavior that puts young people at risk.