A DeKalb County Police officer was arrested Jan. 4 in connection with allegations of sexual misconduct against a 15-year-old female.
Quevius O. Thornton, 29, was arrested and charged with two counts of statutory rape, one count of aggravated child molestation and one count of child molestation. Thornton is being held in the DeKalb County Jail.
The investigation began after information was brought to the attention of the police department earlier this week, according to police spokesman Jason Gagnon.
“Once these allegations were brought to light swift action was taken,” said Police Chief William O’Brien. “This type of officer misconduct is inexcusable. It’s inherent in order to maintain the public’s trust that our officers serve with great character and honor.”
Thornton, who joined the department in 2008, has been placed on administrative leave pending termination.