A 46-year-old MARTA police officer has been arrested and charged with child molestation and sexual exploitation, according to DeKalb County Police Department spokeswoman Mekka Parish.
Willie Clarence Lee Jr. was arrested Jan. 4 and jailed on a $10,000 bond. The investigation began after an adult caregiver of a 14 year old female noticed disturbing text messages on the girl’s cellphone. The phone contained several text messages which were sexual in nature and a pornographic image.
The caretaker filed a police report on Jan. 2 and police said they believe the abuse has been ongoing for five years. Lee is an ex-boyfriend of a family member of the victim, police said.
Additional charges may be forthcoming as the investigation continues.