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Man charged with child molestation for pleasuring himself in his car while child watched

By Mason White 7:30 PM November 13, 2014
Joel Peinado-Torres 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A woman called police after a man was seen pleasuring himself in his car.

Amber Grayson of Georgia, called police to the Dollar General parking lot on East Morris Street in Dalton at 5:30 p.m., to report that a man was “fooling around with himself” in public.

Grayson told police that Joel Peinado-Torres, parked his silver BMW next to their car, and winked at her and her 12-year-old child, before suddenly pleasuring himself in front of them.

When police arrived, he took off while almost hitting an officer. He led police on a high-speed chase.

Peinado-Torres passed a red light and crashed his car into another vehicle before fleeing on foot. He was finally caught behind a Walgreens.

Peinado-Torres was booked into the Whitfield County Jail, and was charged with child molestation, aggravated assault, leaving the scene of a crime and obstructing law enforcement.