and the DeKalb County District Attorney's Office have charged Sami Ud Deen, 43, of Decatur with seven counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of child molestation.
The charged were filed in connection with the reported molestation of an 8-year-old girl, police said. Deen, an IT professional, is being held in the DeKalb County Jail without bond, police said.
The investigation started Nov. 14 when a Decatur investigator was called to Children's Healthcare/Egleston in Atlanta. The investigation revealed a girl had been molested by a family acquaintance, police said.
Police obtained a search warrant Nov. 17 and searched Deen’s home on Northern Avenue in Decatur, about two blocks off West Ponce de Leon Avenue. Police found Deen at the residence and took him to the Decatur Police Department for questioning, police said.
Police filed the child molestation charge and took him to the DeKalb County Jail.
Decatur police did not specify what was obtained from the search warrant, but said the child exploitation charges were filed later “after an examination of the evidence seized at Deen’s residence.”
On Nov. 22, investigators with the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office obtained warrants against Deen for seven counts of child exploitation. The exploitation charges were file under the Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation Act of 1999.
Investigators learned Deen was living in Hampshire Place in Avondale Estates. The DA's office and Avondale police went to the residence, found Deen and arrested him again.
Nobody answered the door Wednesday afternoon at Deen's house on Northern Avenue.