Charges Dismissed Against Student Arrested at School, Charged with Rape

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Darious Deion Paul Bonton (Photo: Franklin County Sheriff's Office)

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Charges against a former Brooks High School student accused of raping a student at a prom after party have been dismissed.

According to courthouse officials in Lauderdale County, a recent grand jury failed to indict 18-year-old Darious Paul Bonton on rape charges.

Investigators with the Florence police department arrested Bonton after the female victim came forward.

Police say the alleged incident happened in a hotel room.

Darious Bonton was charged with rape and sexual abuse.