- Associated Press - Thursday, February 16, 2017

DALTON, Ga. (AP) - A sheriff’s deputy has been placed on leave after being charged with child molestation in north Georgia.

The Daily Citizen reports (https://bit.ly/2lcNltX ) Justin Litzenberg, a deputy with the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office, was arrested Thursday at his apartment in Dalton.

Litzenberg was charged in nearby Bartow County with child molestation, false imprisonment and cruelty to a child. It was not immediately known if he had an attorney.

The Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that Litzenberg was placed on administrative leave without pay following his arrest. He has worked for the department for about 2½ years.

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Information from: The Daily Citizen, https://www.daltondailycitizen.com

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