Suspected Child Molester Arrested in Peachtree City

by Wes Mayer

A Florida man suspected of multiple counts of child molestation was arrested in Peachtree City Monday, authorities said.

According to Lt. Mark Brown with the Peachtree City Police Department, Peachtree City patrol officers received information about a possible child molestation incident on Sunday. Officers were able to identify and set up a meeting in Peachtree City with the suspect, Joseph Lundstrom, 30, of Middleburg, Fla., and he was taken into custody, according to Brown.

During the investigation, officers determined Lundstrom made contact with the victim, who is only 13 years old, through social media, according to Brown. It was also determined Lundstrom previously visited the victim in Peachtree City twice, and was well aware the victim was 13 years old, according to Brown.

Lundstrom faces multiple charges, including two counts of child molestation, two counts of sexual battery, enticing a child for indecent purposes and computer exploitation of a child — the investigation is continuing, and more charges are expected to follow, according to Brown.

For more on this story, look in Wednesday’s print and digital editions of The Newnan Times-Herald.

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