Wednesday, November 20, 2013
DeKalb County police on Wednesday confirmed that one of their officers was arrested and charged with child molestation.
It was alleged in a news conference that Officer Manuel Williams, 49, touched the 13-year-old victim while she was visiting his home.
The teen's father reported the incident on Oct. 12, when his daughter told him it happened in September of 2012.
Williams offered his resignation after an investigation was launched.
Williams is charged with one count of child molestation.
"It's very disheartening," said DeKalb County Chief of Police Cedric Alexander. "It's very hurtful for all of us here at DeKalb anytime we have an officer who goes outside of the law."
Williams served 18 years with the DeKalb Police Department, working most recently out of the south precinct.