Ben Hill County, GA (November 4, 2020) – On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) arrested Malcom Walton, age 18, and Willie Walton, age 20, on charges of sexual contact with a minor.  The two suspects are not related.

On Monday, November 2, 2020, the Ben Hill County Sheriff’s Office requested that the GBI investigate allegations of sexual contact with a minor.  The alleged incident was discovered during the investigation of former Fitzgerald Police Captain Allen Pope.  The GBI Regional Office in Perry, GA initiated an investigation. 

The investigation showed that there was sexual contact amongst Malcom Walton, Willie Walton, and a 13-year-old female victim in October 2020 at a residence on Altamaha Street in Fitzgerald, Ben Hill County, Georgia.  The victim does not live at the incident location.  Both Willie and Malcom Walton have each been charged with Statutory Rape, Sodomy, and Aggravated Child Molestation.

They were booked into the Ben Hill County Jail where they are being held until their first court appearance.      

This investigation is active and ongoing.  Anyone with information related to this investigation is urged to contact the GBI Regional Office in Perry, GA at 478-987-4545.


Special Agent in Charge Todd Crosby