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GA cops arrest man who set male teen on fire

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A Georgia man accused of setting a teen boy on fire during an alleged sexual encounter last week, is in police custody awaiting further questioning. OutQ’s Xorje Olivares has more on the incident that authorities say is just one of many the suspect has been involved in.

Woodstock police spokeswoman Brittany Duncan tells OutQ News that Joseph Raymond Zeock was arrested early Tuesday morning in connection with the incident.

Investigators first learned of the attack after meeting with the victim—a 17-year-old boy—on July 12th at a local hospital. He told police that Zeock had promised him money in return for certain sexual acts over the weekend. It was then during the alleged encounter that the suspect bound, gagged, and set the teen on fire.

Zeock has since been charged with aggravated battery, cruelty to children, false imprisonment and solicitation of sodomy.

Duncan says the 61-year-old suspect has an “extensive” previous record, including charges that span nearly three decades and three states. These include “corrupting the morals of a minor;” “unlawful sexual contact;” “sexual extortion;” and “promoting prostitution and profit from prostitution” of young teens. She says Zeock also has “numerous financial arrests.”

A man claiming to be a former employee of Zeock’s alleged on the blog Rip-Off-Report-dot-com that the suspect does in fact have a history of fraud and, interestingly enough, a sexual burning fetish. He also claims that Zeock promised to pay a colleague of his 10-million dollars if he did certain “tasks” for him.

Duncan says Woodstock police were going to question Zeock later Tuesday afternoon, before eventually transferring him to a local adult detention center.

–Xorje Olivares

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Written by OutQ News staff

July 20, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Posted in Crime

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