PTC man arrested for molesting 3 girls


A Peachtree City man was arrested Wednesday for molesting three girls under the age of 16 over a period of several years, according to warrants for his arrest.

Stanley James Austin, 50, of 103 Chipstone Court is charged with one count of child molestation and two counts of child molestation, police said.. All three charges are felonies.

Each of the incidents happened at Austin’s home, according to the warrants. One of the incidents is alleged to have occurred sometime between Jan. 1, 1999 and Dec. 31, 2006. Another happened when between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 2001.

Peachtree City police would not immediately comment on the arrest, citing the victims’ privacy. A spokesperson said information would be released at a later date once the investigation concludes.

Austin remained in the Fayette County Jail as of Friday because a special bond hearing must be set with a Superior Court Judge instead of a county magistrate.