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Briefs: Ex-DeKalb cop indicted for molesting girl, 13; Man found shot to death

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A former DeKalb County police officer was indicted on three counts of child molestation, prosecutors said Friday.

Manuel Williams, who resigned after serving 18 years with the department last October, allegedly molested a friend of his teenage daughter, according to the district attorney’s office.

Between May 1 and Dec. 1, 2012, Williams allegedly kiss the child's neck, touched her breasts and her private area, according to the three-count indictment. Investigators said the incident happened when the 13-yar-old was visiting the suspect’s daughter at his home.

The girl did not report the incident to her father until recently, police Chief Cedric Alexander told reporters previously.

“The father of the 13-year-old victim reported it to police on Oct. 12,” he has said. “It’s very disheartening for all of us here at DeKalb police.”

Williams, 50, is currently out on bond, prosecutors said. If convicted, Mr. Williams face between five and 20 years in prison for the crime.

Man Found Shot to Death Behind Apartment Building

A man was found shot to death behind an apartment building Saturday afternoon in Gwinnett County. And police are trying to determine who shot him and why.

Around noon, officers responded to the Astor Place Apartments at 1435 Boggs Road near Duluth after getting a call about an unknown medical problem, according to the Gwinnett County police.

When they arrived on scene, they located a man dead from a possible gunshot wound, police spokeswoman Cpl. Michele Pihera said. His body was found on the ground behind building 500, Pihera said.

So far, police have withheld the man’s name until they can notify his family. It’s unclear if the man was shot at the scene or elsewhere and police are still trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Investigators found a vehicle, a beige Ford Focus at the scene, Pihera said. Investigators believe it belonged to the victim.

Anyone with any information about this crime is asked to call Gwinnett County police at (770) 513-5700.

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