Georgia sheriff's deputy charged with child molestation

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 ( ) 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.


Information from: The Daily Citizen,