A man accused of setting a teenager on fire during an alleged sexual encounter at a Woodstock motel was arrested early Tuesday in Gwinnett County. Hit the jump to read the rest of the story.
Joseph Raymond Zeock, 61, was charged by Woodstock police with aggravated battery, cruelty to children 1st degree, false imprisonment and solicitation of sodomy.
Woodstock police spokeswoman Brittany Duncan said that on July 12, Woodstock officers responded to Grady Memorial Hospital in reference to a person injured.
â€œUpon arrival, investigators met with a 17-year-old male who stated that Zeock, also known as J.R., had set him on fire,â€ Duncan said.
Duncan said the alleged incident occurred on the evening of July 10 at the Suburban Lodge on Woodpark Boulevard in Woodstock.
â€œThe victim stated that Zeock had promised him money in return for certain acts,â€ Duncan said. â€œDuring one of these acts, the victim was bound, gagged and set on fire.â€
Zeock was arrested early Tuesday at the All Around Suites on Medlock Bridge Road in Gwinnett County.
He was booked into the Gwinnett jail at 4:30 a.m. and was being held without bond, according to jail records.