Houston & Peach

Macon officer accused of sex crimes is indicted

A bond hearing for a Macon police officer who has been indicted on multiple sex charges will take place today at the Houston County Courthouse.

Antonio J. White, 33, of Warner Robins, was indicted Tuesday on charges of incest, rape, aggravated child molestation, aggravated sexual battery, two counts of child molestation and cruelty to children at a grand jury, said Houston County prosecutor David Cooke in an e-mail.

Assistant district attorney Jason Ashford will handle the case at the bond hearing in Cooke’s place, who is involved in another trial, Cooke said.

White, of Warner Robins, was arrested Sept. 24 at about 6:40 p.m. in Houston County, according to the sheriff’s office.White is on administrative leave after his arrest, Macon police said Friday.

The Macon Police Department hired White in September 2007 and he had mostly been assigned to patrol, according to police.The alleged crimes occurred between April 19, 2006, and Sept. 2, 2009, according to Houston County arrest warrants.