According to a warrant for his arrest, Joshua Thomas Hill, 24, took a 14-year-old girl to the Extended Stay America hotel at 1967 Leland Drive in Smyrna from Feb. 20 to 22 and forced her to have sex with unnamed adults.
Hill is charged with felony trafficking a person for sexual servitude, rape and child molestation. He remains in the Cobb County Jail without bail, according to Sgt. Dana Pierce with Cobb Police
In a separate incident, a 21-year-old Smyrna man is accused of impregnating an 11-year-old relative, police say.
According to police, the victim, whose name is not being released, got sick at her school on March 23 and was sent home. Just three days later, the child got sick at school again, so her parents took her to the doctor’s office, where they learned that she was pregnant, Smyrna Police Officer Michael Smith said.
Nolasco Martin, 21, is the father, police said.
“He was a distant cousin living in the home,” Smith said. “My understanding is that the child divulged what happened and who it was to detectives, who then went and arrested him” on Wednesday.
According to a warrant for Martin’s arrest, he molested the girl between Jan. 1 and Feb. 14 at her family’s apartment on Cobb Parkway.
Smith said other children live in the home, but detectives do not believe Martin molested them.
Martin is charged with felony aggravated child molestation, two counts of child molestation and statutory rape. He remains in the Cobb County Jail without bail on an immigration hold.
In a third incident, the parents of a 9-year-old female living in an apartment complex off Windy Hill Road in Smyrna complained that their child was touched inappropriately by 25-year-old Juan Aleman, who also lives in the complex.
He is charged with enticing a child, child molestation, child endangerment first degree and sexual battery, Smith said.
“(The child has just gone out to see a stray cat that she’s been visiting … the mom was inside, no reason to suspect anything out of line, when (Aleman) approached her,” he said.
Smith said that as far as detectives know, this was a one-time incident and they do not expect there to be other victims. Aleman remains in the Cobb County Jail on pending charges against him from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Smith said parents need to always know where their children are.
“We get complacent and let them go outside, but teach kids if it’s somebody they don’t know and they try to get them to go somewhere and they don’t have a parent’s permissions, the kids have the right to make as much noise and do what they need to do get away,” he said.