Two Conyers men have been arrested for allegedly committing different forms of child molestation, with one man's actions dating as far back as eight years ago.
Victor Vargas, 50, was arrested Friday, Dec. 5, for allegedly performing sexual acts with a girl from the year 2006 to 2009. The girl, who is now 14-year-old, was 6 when the sexual contact allegedly began and 9 when it ended.
Antonio Newbill, 27, was arrested Dec. 2 for allegedly having sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl sometime this past summer.
According to Rockdale County Sheriff Office spokesperson Cpl. Michael Camp, an investigation into Vargas and the young girl's relationship began Nov. 23 when the girl's parents found text messages the girl sent to her friend that stated Vargas, who's identified as a family member, molested her.
When the girl was six, she began sleeping over at Vargas' house because there were other kids in house and "sleepovers" were happening, says Camp.
According to the warrant for his arrest, Vargas is being charged for child molestation and aggravated sodomy for showing his genital area to the girl and making her perform oral sex.
The investigation into Newbill began Oct. 1, after a Rockdale County school counselor found out about the encounter between the girl and Newbill and reported it to the police, says Camp. The girl didn't tell the school counselor initially, but did corroborate the information when asked.
According to Camp, the Newbill and the girl somehow met and starting communicating with each other. Their acquaintanceship eventually led to Newbill going to the young girl's residence while her parents were not home and performed sexual acts with the girl in her bedroom.
The encounter was allegedly a one-time thing, says Camp.
Vargas is currently being held in the Rockdale County Jail. No bond has been set for release as of Monday afternoon. Newbill was released from the Rockdale County Jail on a $20,000 bond Monday morning.