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Woodstock man arrested, teen allegedly bound, gagged, set on fire

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A 61-year-old man has been arrested on charges of aggravated battery, cruelty to children, false imprisonment, and solicitation of sodomy after he set a 17-year-old boy on fire in Woodstock.

Joseph Raymond Zeock was arrested at the All Around Suites on Medlock Bridge Road in Norcross at approximately 1:30 a.m. Tuesday after a concerned citizen recognized Zeock from a news broadcast.

On July 12, investigators responded to Grady Hospital in reference to a person injured.

Investigators met with a 17-year-old who stated that, Joseph Raymond Zeock, had set him on fire, according to reports.

The victim told police that Zeock had promised him money in return for certain acts. During one of these acts, the victim was bound, gagged, and set on fire.

Police said this incident occurred sometime during the overnight hours of Sunday, July 10 and Monday, July 11 at the Suburban Lodge.

Ruby Harris saw Zeock at the Lodge with boys. She said she had a bad feeling about him from the start.

"I did not get a good feeling when I saw him around here. He just looked like a person you couldn't trust," said Harris.

Zeock was transported to the Gwinnett County Detention facility and released into the custody of the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department.

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