McDONOUGH — A man who worked as a disc jockey for a local skating rink has been indicted on charges that he sexually molested three children.
According to the Henry County District Attorney’s Office, the grand jury indicted Malcolm Jamal Rhodes, 24, on five counts of child molestation, two counts of sexual battery against a child under 16, and one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes. The acts allegedly occurred in 2018 and 2019.
Rhodes was a DJ at Starlite Family Fun Center. He also reportedly played numerous youth events in Henry and surrounding counties.
According to testimony at a preliminary hearing in December, Rhodes met one of the alleged victims at Starlite and kept in contact with him via Snapchat. Rhodes allegedly went to the boy’s house where he allegedly masturbated, touched the boy inappropriately and had the boy touch him. The boy later told his father about the alleged incident, and the father called police.
An investigator also testified at the hearing that Rhodes admitted the “incident occurred as the child said it did,” and that in a subsequent interview with Rhodes he “indicated possibly three or four additional victims that he had the same type of relationship with.”
Rhodes remains in custody at the Henry County Jail.