Student charged with sexual battery following assault on school bus

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Monday, Nov. 18, 2019

DeVonta Toudle was charged with sexual battery and false imprisonment. (Source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A Columbia County student is behind bars after a sexual assault on a school bus.

According to a report with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, a student claims she was sexually assaulted and held against her will while on the way home from tutoring.

A witness sitting next to the student says DeVonta Toudle picked the student up from her seat; laid her on her back on another seat; and held her down until her bus stop.

Toudle was arrested and charged with false imprisonment and sexual battery.

The Columbia County School District says he was also disciplined according to guidelines in the district's Code of Student Conduct.

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