Justin Michael Litzenberg

A Whitfield County Sheriff's Deputy was arrested Thursday in connection with a 2016 child molestation in Bartow County, officials said.

According to Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap:

The Criminal Investigations Division of the Bartow County Sheriff's Office recently received information about a possible child molestation which occurred in Bartow County in 2016.

Justin Michael Litzenberg, 23, of Dalton was arrested on February 16 with assistance from the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office. Litzenberg was transported back to Bartow County where he was booked just after 4 p.m. yesterday for three counts of child molestation, false imprisonment and first-degree cruelty to children.

Litzenberg is being held in the Bartow County Jail awaiting a bond hearing, which is expected today.