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Dalton Police Departmemt Arrests Sex Offender On Charge Of Stalking Student

Updated: Feb 5, 2019

After receiving a report of a man following a high school student in a car Monday morning while masturbating, the Dalton Police Department arrested 46 year old Anthony Wayne Ray of 93 Monte Carlo Drive in Chatsworth on multiple charges. Ray is listed as a sexual dangerous predator on Georgia’s sex offender registry in connection with a 2011 child molestation case. Now investigators want to know if any other people may have had similar encounters with him. The incident happened near Morris Innovative High School where the teenage female victim is a student. The victim reported that when she was walking to school along Henderson Street, she noticed a man in a blue SUV following her slowly along the roadway. The victim told police that at one point, the man pulled into her path and she had to walk around the car. Scared, she snapped a picture of the vehicle and its license plate before hurrying away to school. The victim told Officer Steven Collins, the school resource officer for Morris Innovative, that she saw the driver of the vehicle masturbating while following her. After running the license plate, Dalton officers tracked down the registered owner of the vehicle, Anthony Ray. Ray denied the allegation and also denied ever even being in the area of the school this morning. However, as part of his probation he is required to wear an ankle monitor and a review of the GPS tracking data on the monitor revealed that Ray had indeed been in the Henderson Street area near Morris Innovative High School this morning. After further investigation, Ray was arrested on charges of stalking, public indecency, and making false statements to police. Anyone who may have had a similar encounter with a man in a blue 2000 model Ford Explorer SUV or who might have more information on this crime is asked to please contact Detective Aaron Simpson at 706-278-9085 extension 9253.