(Photo: Cobb County Sheriff)
MARIETTA, GEORGIA -- A former Cobb County Republican Party leader was arrested Friday and charged with child molestation, police in Cobb County confirm.
Authorities say Joseph Russell Dendy, 71, was arrested in Cobb County after investigators learned that Dendy was wanted for child abuse-related charges out of Ann Arbor, Mich. and Laurens, S.C.
Police did not specify when the warrants in the other states were issued or go into detail about those charges. In Cobb County, Dendy faces child molestation and aggravated child molestation charges related to incidents that allegedly happened at his Cobb County home.
Dendy's attorney told the Marietta Daily Journal in an email that his client would be pleading not guilty to all charges and would be conducting his own independent investigation.
Dendy is being held without bond in Cobb County Jail.
Another source says that Denby is accused of molesting two boys, 4 and 12 years of age.
Cobb County, Georgia