A 15-year-old Rockmart boy was arrested June 16 and charged with child molestation, aggravated child molestation, false imprisonment, rape, sodomy and aggravated sodomy.
His name and photo are not being released because he is a juvenile. The teen remains in the Polk County Jail.
The arrested was made by a Polk County Police Department officer, reports state.
Police officials said the victim was a teen girl under the age of 16. An investigation began after the victim came forward with information to police.
While sex offender statutes don’t apply to teen consensual sex, officials said this became a criminal case because an investigation indicates it was forced upon the victim.
In a separate case, Mack Arthur Pinion, 46, of 100 Flint Hill Road, Aragon, was arrested June 14 on charges of child molestation, aggravated sexual battery and cruelty to children in the second degree.
He has been released from the Polk County Jail on bond.
Pinion was arrested on a warrant from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office stemming from a Polk County Police Department investigation.
According to PCPD officials, a child told a parent about the alleged incident.
Tommy Ray Moncrief, 41, of 535 Morton Springs Road, Cedartown, was arrested June 13 on charges of false imprisonment, cruelty to children in the first degree, cruelty to children, and cruelty to children in the third degree, aggravated assault, all under FVA, aggravated child molestation and child molestation.
He remains in the Polk County Jail. Moncrief was arrested on a warrant from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, also the result of a county police investigation.
Officials said an investigation began after three children disclosed information to a foster care therapist in April.
Benny Franklin Kirk, 62, of 169 Georgia Ave., Steele, Ala., was arrested June 12 on charges of child molestation, aggravated child molestation and cruelty to children in the first degree.
He hand been released from the Polk County Jail on bond.
He was also arrested on a warrant from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in another case from the Polk County Police Department.
Officials said that investigation began in February after the victim, now 21, disclosed information to police regarding alleged incidents occurring at 12 and 13 years of age.