Message From The Sheriff
NICK WELDEN  ( read )
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Fort Payne, AL 35968
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Former Sylvania Teacher Charged Regarding Inappropriate Behavior

A former Sylvania School teacher has been arrested on multiple charges related to inappropriate behavior with students.

Dustin Wade Dalton (28, of Rainsville) was charged with Enticing a Child for Immoral Purposes and Dissemination of Obscene Material. Dalton is currently being held without bond at the DeKalb County Jail.

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Dustin Wade Dalton (28, of Rainsville)

This is a joint investigation between the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, the DeKalb County Board of Education, and the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

Due to the fact that this is still very early in the investigation, more charges may be added at a later date. If anyone feels as though they have been a victim, please contact our Investigators at the DeKalb County Sheriffs Office 256-845-3801.

We'll provide updates on additional charges as the investigation unfolds.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: "This is an absolute unfortunate event that has happened in our quiet Town of Sylvania. We want to thank the community for coming forward with information that aided us in conducting this investigation."

"We would like to ask for prayer for the victims and their families. Protecting our youth from this type of behavior is a top priority here at the sheriff's office," he said.

"God Bless!" Concluded Sheriff Welden.