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Rainbow House, which serves children from around Georgia who have been sexually abused, has been rocked by child sex abuse charges against the former executive director, her son, and the former child advocacy center program director.
Monica Shanora Jones, Mia Kimber, and Caleb Xavier Randolph were arrested and charged in the case. Kimber was the facility’s executive director. Jones was the Child Advocacy Center program director. Randolph was an employee at the facility.
Randolph was arrested March 16; Kimber, March 18; and Jones, March 20. All three are, by law, considered innocent of all charges until and unless convicted in a court of law.
Kimber, 54, of Macon, and Jones, 52, of Hampton, are charged with child molestation, failure to report suspected child abuse, deposit account fraud, enticing a child for indecent purposes, sexual assault of a person in custody/school, and statutory rape.
Jones made first appearance this morning at 10 a.m.
Kimber made first appearance March 19 at 9 a.m. and has an April 12 preliminary hearing by Zoom at 8:30 a.m.
Randolph, 25, also of Macon, is charged with child molestation, statutory rape, and two counts of sexual assault by persons with various authorities. His first appearance was March 17; he has a preliminary hearing by Zoom on April 12 at 8:30 a.m. and a bond hearing by Zoom on April 14 at 8:30 a.m.
All three remain in the Clayton County Jail as of press time.
Several sources had told The Clayton Crescent that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation had raided the office. GBI spokesperson Nelly Miles confirmed that the Clayton County Police Department actually is handling the case and that the GBI was not involved.
Clayton County Police have issued a press release and a press conference is set for Friday.
CCPD said its Human Trafficking Unit Commander got an anonymous tip March 15 “in reference to sexual misconduct possibly occurring” at the facility. Police say an investigation found that Randolph allegedly “had engaged in inappropriate sexual
conduct with at least one child who had been placed at the facility,” and that both Kimber and Jones allegedly knew but did not report the alleged “misconduct.”
“Both Mia Kimber and Monica Jones also failed to take corrective actions and instead
engaged in a cover-up scheme which resulted in the juvenile victim being removed from
the facility based on false allegations,” CCPD said in a press release, adding that Randolph allegedly “was initially fired and re-hired a short time later (only a week and a half) and has since been actively employed [there]… where he had been allowed to interact with juveniles at the facility until he was arrested by the Clayton County Police Department during the early morning hours of Thursday, March 16, 2023.”
CCPD said the investigation is ongoing and that more arrests may be forthcoming.