A Baldwin County grand jury has returned a four-count indictment against a former mental health counselor who reportedly had sex with an 18-year-old housed at the Youth Development Center in Milledgeville earlier this year.
The indictment was returned against 53-year-old Lorenda Denise Williamson, of Gray, according to records filed in the office of Baldwin County Superior Court Clerk Mitch Longino.
Williamson was charged with four counts of sexual contact by an employee or agent in the first degree, court records show.
The charges against Williamson followed an internal and external investigation by state authorities, including Special Investigator Charlene L. Durrence, who works with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.
Glenn Allen, communications director of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), told The Union-Recorder at the time of Williamson’s arrest that she no longer works with the state agency.
Williamson worked with the agency from Oct. 16, 2019, until May 10, 2021, according to Allen.
The defendant reportedly engaged in sexual misconduct with the victim on at least four occasions, beginning in January 2021.
In unrelated cases, several other defendants also were indicted by the same Baldwin County grand jury. They included:
- Joshua Hurt, eight counts of sexual exploitation of children.
- Itoro Akamba Ette, aggravated assault under the Georgia Family Violence Act, and battery under of the Georgia Family Violence Act.
- John Clifford Wiggins, aggravated assault under the Georgia Family Violence Act.
- Richard Hollis and Lamont Antonio Walters were jointly indicted on a charge of aggravated assault.
- Kentavious Montero Hall, four counts of aggravated assault.
- Hershel Hardy Baker, aggravated assault.
- James Kip Kendrick, two counts of child molestation.
- Davonta Quentez Braddy, two counts of aggravated assault against a police officer, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act (VGCSA) for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, disregarding a traffic control device, failure to maintain brake lights in good working condition, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
- Breanna Nichole Bonner, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, VGCSA for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, driving on a suspended, canceled or revoked registration, possession of drug related objects, operating a vehicle without insurance, failure to stop at a stop sign, speeding, and having an expired tag.
- Danielle Levette Lundy, two counts of obstruction of a law enforcement officer, public indecency, driving under the influence less safe — drugs, driving while license suspended, and failure to wear a seat safety belt.
- Jerry Lee Byrd, fleeing or attempting to eluded a police officer, driving under the influence less safe — alcohol, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, driving without a license, and driving too fast for conditions.
- Bernard Dewayne Smith, smash and grab burglary, and burglary in the second degree.
- Jaymes Trevonties Flowers, VGCSA for possession of methamphetamine, and battery under the Georgia Family Violence Act.
- Nathan Alexander Gary, obstruction of a law enforcement officer.
- Christopher Lawrence Burt, two counts of obstruction of a law enforcement officer.
- James Troy Benjamin, Joctavious Newsome, and Octavious Nehemiah Thomas were all jointly indicted on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault.
- Devon Parrish Aubin, criminal damage to property in the first degree, two counts of interference with government property and escape.
- Jonathan Sherman Jordan, interference with government property.
- Janice Denise Humphrey, two counts of obstruction of law enforcement officer, and battery.
- Ma’Tvious Matthews, 10 counts of entering an automobile.
- Paul Anthony Hambrick, theft by conversion, and conversion of payments for real property improvements.
- Janike Jacques Adams and Kimberly Marie Hancock, both jointly indicted on charges of burglary in the first degree, making a false statement, and tampering with evidence.
- Kelli Michelle Pinson, identity fraud.
- Michael Alonza Rufus, filing false documents, and three counts of criminal attempt to commit the felony of filing false documents.
- Alton B. Poole, two counts of making false statements, operating a vehicle without a revalidation decal, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
- Francis Carl Fischer and Melanie Diane Fischer, both jointly indicted on charges of burglary in the second degree, and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.
- Timothy Terrell Lamar, theft by taking.
- Timmy Bianca Burce, Trayvious Allen Price, and Deondre Kadaryl Thomas, all jointly indicted on charges of three counts of furnishing prohibited items to inmates, and two counts each of making false statements.