Crime Briefs Two men ar­rested af­ter im­preg­nat­ing 10-year-old fam­ily mem­ber

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By Am­ber Pittman ty to chil­dren and sex­ual bat­tery. His brother, 21year-old Thomas Mar­cus Arnold, was charged with in­cest, child mo­lesta­tion, cru­elty to chil­dren, sex­ual bat­tery and ag­gra­vated sodomy.

The broth­ers were ar­rested Mon­day by agents from the GBI and the U.S. Mar­shal’s Ser­vice in Union City fol­low­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the GBI and the Newton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

The NCSO was

ini- tially con­tacted by of­fi­cials from the county’s Depart­ment of Fam­ily and Chil­dren Ser­vices of­fice af­ter they learned the vic­tim was preg­nant and the NCSO con­tacted the GBI for as­sis­tance on May 3 when it was de­ter­mined that the in­ci­dents oc­curred in Union City, in Ful­ton County.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed that the 10-yearold girl had been a vic­tim of the mo­lesta­tion for sev­eral years. She is now in the care of other relatives.

Also ar­rested was the aunt of the Arnold broth- ers, Lisa Arnold, 28, who in­ves­ti­ga­tors learned had en­gaged in a sex­ual re­la­tion­ship with her two neph­ews. All three are re­lated to the vic­tim. Lisa Arnold was charged with in­cest.

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