DeKalb police officer charged with rape www.privateofficer.com
DeKalb County GA Jan 6 2011 A police officer is in jail Wednesday on charges of sexual misconduct with a 15-year-old girl, authorities said.
Quevius Thornton, 29, was arrested and placed on administrative leave following an investigation by DeKalb police detectives.
Thornton is charged with two counts of statutory rape, one count of aggravated child molestation and one count of child molestation, according to DeKalb police.
DeKalb detectives began investigating Thornton’s actions based on information received earlier in the week, police said. Thornton was arrested Tuesday.
“Once these allegations were brought to light swift action was taken. 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,” Chief William O’Brien said in a statement.
Thornton joined the DeKalb police department in 2008.
Police did not provide any additional information and have declined interviews with the media.