Former DFCS employee accused of abusing children in his custody

Saturday, Apr. 29, 2023–11:57 a.m.

-Georgia Bureau of Investigation-

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested a 40-year-old Calhoun and charged him with three counts of child abuse, three counts of child molestation, and one count of sodomy.

Roy Payne was taken to the Gordon County Jail.

The Gordon County Sheriff’s Office requested the GBI investigate child abuse allegations on Friday, April 14.

Payne was a former DFACS employee and allegations were made that he had abused children in his custody.

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