48-year-old Dwight Leon Futch of Douglasville, the owner of the Mentor 1 program in Austell, has been accused of sexually assaulting women who participated in the drug rehab and anger management program.
Dwight has three MySpace accounts he has created over the years but this one seems to be the most current. He has quite an “about me” section,
I share my story of experience, strengths, and hopes, believing that someone in the professional field and/or non-professional field can see that it is possible to change after being a drug addict. As you read this story, you will come to the realization that drug addiction has the propensity to capture any individual who has not dealt with issues of the past. Drug addiction does not discriminate; it will take down the judge in the court room just as well as the boys in the hood. I am not ashamed of my failures because it is through my failures that I found strength and success to help others. On a daily basis, I do not find myself complaining; yet, I find it a joy to do what I do. Every night, I experience great rest in knowing that I’ve helped someone transcend from criminal thinking to responsible thinking. Now, this is a portion of my story. May God bless you and may you find hope and strength as you read this autobiography. I was born in Brooklyn, NY. In 1979, at the age of 17, I graduated from high school and joined the United States Army. I served this country for 6 years. After leaving the Army, I attended college and received a degree in Corrections Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. I served 2 years as an intern for New York City Department of Correction. Then I relocated to Washington D.C. and worked for 5 years as a correctional officer at Lorton Reformatory that later closed down because of inhumane conditions. As an officer, I received numerous certificates for being a good officer. During my fifth year as a correctional officer, I became stressed due to childhood issues/job-related pressure that ultimately led me to drug addiction. After using drugs for a period of time, I lost my sense of direction and drugs became my best friend. In 1993, I was faced with a 5 to 15 year prison sentence for a crime I committed while under the influence of crack cocaine. After being incarcerated for a period of time, I realized that I had to give my life back to the God that my grandmother taught me to trust in. While lying on the bed in the prison cell, I made a conscious decision to surrender my life to God. The time I spent behind bars with Jesus redeemed me and helped me to regain my integrity. My walk with God helped other inmates to regain respect for themselves and others; many of them also received salvation. In 1996, after serving one 1 year of my 6-year sentence, the Lord released me from prison. I have been on a quest to save as many youth/adult s who are willing to change. I believe that one counselor can make a difference. Presently, I am a registered counselor with the State of Washington. I reside in Atlanta, Georgia where my mission is to create diversion programs for those who need re-entry back into society. I am a pastor, husband, and father all by the grace of God.
Futch has warrants out for his arrest for the alleged assault of five female victims and remains at large. Cobb County issued the warrants yesterday and while hey haven’t picked him up yet he may just not know about them. The weather around here has been pretty crappy the last 24 hours.
Updated 1/14/10 – Dwight Futch denies any wrongdoing and turned himself in to Cobb County Authorities with his wife and 14-month-old child.
According to Futch the women who are accusing him did so to retaliate against him for them not being able to follow the rules of the program he runs.