Asbell Elementary Custodian Accused of Rape, Sexual Indecency With Child

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A Fayetteville elementary school custodian is accused of rape and two counts of sexual indecency with a child.

Bryan Wilhite, 35, a custodian with Asbell Elementary School, is being held in the Washington County Detention Center, where he was booked in on the rape and sexual indecency with a child complaints.

Alan Wilbourn with Fayetteville Public Schools confirmed that Wilhite is a custodian at Asbell.

Wilbourn said none of the acts that Wilhite is accused of involved any Asbell students or occurred at the school. Wilbourn added Wilhite was a nighttime custodian and had little to no interaction with students.

Wilhite was suspended from the school pending the outcome of an investigation conducted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, according to Wilbourn.

Wilhite was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Detention Center on Thursday. His bond was set at $50,000.

Wilhite will appear before a Washington County Circuit Court judge on Friday.

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