From Whitfield Co Sheriff’s Office:
On February 7, 2017, the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation after the grandmother of a female juvenile brought the child to the Sheriff’s Office and reported that she had been molested. During the course of the investigation we were able to identify at least two more victims that had also been molested by the same suspect. One of the victims did not know the other victims and had not had any contact with the other victims. The three children, ages 10, 11, and 12 at the time of the incidents, all had similar stories of being molested by the suspect. The molestation of these victims started in 2012 and the last known incident occurred in 2015.
On February 11, 2017, the suspect; William Taylor White, age 34, of Hickory Lane, Chatsworth, Georgia, was arrested at his place of employment (Whitfield County Fire Department) without incident. White is charged with 5-counts of Child Molestation and 4-counts of Sexual Battery of a Child under the age of 16. White is currently being held at the Whitfield County Jail without bond.
Investigators believe there may be additional child victims of William Taylor White. Anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Daniel Jones of the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office at 706-278-3029.
From Whitfield Co Fire Department:
Effective immediately, the Whitfield County Fire Department has placed an employee on Leave of Absence without Pay, in accordance with county policy. The employee is the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office, and no other details are available at this time. All further inquiries should be directed to the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office and/or the District Attorney’s office.