Conyers police officer arrested for child molestation

Newton County deputies have arrested a Conyers police officer on charges of child molestation.

Deputies arrested Officer Melissa Ann Staton Tuesday morning.

According to the arrest report, deputies received a call that Staton had molested her ex-wife's daughter.

She was released on bond later in the afternoon.

Conyers Police said Staton has been placed on administrative leave with pay while they conduct an internal investigation.