Gwinnett Sheriff's Deputy Arrested for Aggravated Child Molesta - CBS46 News

Sheriff's Deputy arrested for aggravated child molestation

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Gwinnett County police arrested Michael Lomax, 31, for aggravated child molestation.

Lomax is accused of allegedly performing oral sex on a 13-year old victim that he met on Grindr. Grindr is a gay dating app that allows men to meet others in their area. 

CBS46 news has learned it was the child's mother who found out about what happened and called the authorities on Lomax.

He was arrested at his Stone Mountain home Wednesday.

Sheriff Butch Conway wants parents to be mindful of social media apps such as Grindr.

“While I am extremely disappointed in the actions of Michael Lomax and glad to see him behind bars, I am also alarmed that minors can access social media apps of this nature and utilize them to meet strangers," said Conway. It’s a good idea for parents to be aware of the social media apps on their kids’ phones and this is a good example of why that’s important.” 

Lomax resigned from his position and is expected to appear in court Thursday.

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