MARTA cop arrested on charge of child molestation

The DeKalb County Police Department’s Special Victim’s Unit on Wednesday arrested MARTA police officer Willie Clarence Lee Jr., 46, on charges of child molestation and sexual exploitation.  The unit began its investigation after text messages and a pornographic image were found on the cellphone of a 14-year-old girl, according to a DeKalb police press release.

The girl's caretaker filed a report with DeKalb Police on Monday. Investigators believe that Lee, an ex-boyfriend of a family member of the victim, has been involved with the girl for five years, police said. He was given a $10,000 bond  at a court appearance Wednesday. Clayton County Police assisted in the investigation.