Dacula Man Charged with Child Molestation
Boy told police he was accosted at bus stop.
A Dacula man is facing a charge of child molestation after allegedly accosting a 14-year-old Lawrenceville boy.
The victim told police he was waiting for the school bus to arrive on the morning of Feb. 28 when the suspect, identified as Ioanis Psorros, 71, of 1695 River Park Drive in Dacula, approached him.
The victim said he and Psorros began talking and Psorros asked the teen if he had a girlfriend. When the teen said he did, Psorros reportedly asked if seeing girls aroused him. According to the police report, Psorros then asked to see the boy’s genitalia. The boy refused and walked away. The boy told police Psorros swore at him as he walked towards his home.
An officer responding to the call spotted Psorros in the area. In the report, the officer wrote that Psorros “Looked at me and put his head down and turned his back to me. The man was clearly trying to avoid me as he began walking towards the wood line away from the roadway.”
The officer detained Psorros until the victim and the victim’s father arrived at the scene. The victim, who the officer described as “distraught and clearly upset,” quickly identified Psorros as the perpetrator.
Psorros initially admitting speaking with the boy, but later changed his story. When told he was being placed under arrest, Psorros reportedly became defensive and raised his voice to the officer.
Psorros was transported to the Gwinnett County Detention Center where he is currently being held without bond.
Correction: The original version of this article incorrectly listed the suspect's address as Park Drive instead of River Park Drive. We apologize for the error.