Thomas Benefield, 76, of 2022 Collard Valley Road, Cedartown, was arrested Sept. 6 on a charge of enticing a child for indecent acts, according to Polk County Jail records.
Police said they received a call around 2 p.m. Sept. 1 with the complainant stating a white male in a green Ford Escort had been approaching juvenile girls in the Jones Street area for sex.
Officials said there was one main complainant on record, but officers discovered that there were possibly more instances with other children as they continued their investigation and began interviewing people in the area.
Cedartown Assistant Police Chief Jamie Newsome said he doesn’t know how widespread the complaints are at this time.
“We have obtained complaints of the same nature we are investigating,” he said.
A warrant for Benefield were taken out Sept. 6 and he was arrested at his home shortly after midnight. Benefield was released on a property bond later that day.