Walton County sheriff’s deputy arrested in child porn sting

Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials later confirmed it was part of a much larger campaign called “Operation Secret Guardian.”

“The goal of the operation was to detect and arrest and prosecute people who are in possession of or trading or producing child pornography,” said Debbie Garner, special agent in charge of the GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit.

Garner told Petchenik the operation started in July.

“We have certain tools that we can use to detect when people are doing this,” she said. “We have found ways to determine who is trading child pornography, downloading child pornography using the Internet. That is now evolving and we are evolving with it as technology evolves.”

Garner said agents seized more than 200 electronic devices during the raids that will end up in the GBI’s forensics labs for inspection.

“We extract that evidence using hardware and software that we have available here to do just that,” she said.

Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman told Petchenik when he learned that one of his veteran deputies, Uriah McCullers, was suspected of downloading child pornography, he worked with the GBI to arrest him.

“It isn’t something that I enjoy.  It isn’t something that I like to hear,” he said. “I’m the type of person, I don’t care who you are, if you do wrong you are gonna pay the price.”

Chapman said he has fired McCullers, who he said worked in the county jail for the last 11 years.

“We have a high standard here and I want the people here to know we don’t tolerate,” he said. “We don’t sweep anything under the rug, we don’t try to hide anything, we stand up for what’s right.”

In the Roswell subdivision where agents arrested a man named Julio Gomez Munoz, neighbors said they were concerned.

“I was upset because my kids play outside,” said Tracy Sadekowski, who lives just two doors down from the suspect. “Something’s wrong with them.”

Here’s a full list of the Gerogia men facing charges:

  1. Earl Benson, age 68, Dawsonville, contract employee
  2. Joseph Brantley – age 36, Waynesboro, land survey company employee
  3. Jeremy Converse – age 37, Dallas, tow truck driver
  4. Casilvo Valdivi Crisanto –  age 42, Glynn County, fast food restaurant worker
  5. Isidro Delibrado – age 49, Marietta, flooring installer
  6. Richard Ellis Ford – age 42, Rossville, fast food worker
  7. Jaco Armani Griggs – age 29, Covington, unemployed/disabled
  8. Tyler Kauffman – age 23 Marietta, occupation unknown
  9. Jason Kingry – age 43, Atlanta, construction worker
  10. Bobby Justin Lynn – age 29, Buford, retail worker
  11. Uriah McCullers – age 37, Bethlehem, Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputy
  12. Julio Gomez Munoz – age 28, Roswell, restaurant worker
  13. Samuel Oh – age 30, Hinesville, military personnel
  14. Juan Cesar Olvera – age 38, Athens, restaurant worker
  15. Matthew Payton – age 32, Smyrna, fast food worker
  16. Christopher Rinker – age 46, Hamilton, LAN engineer
  17. Christopher David Sammons – age 29, Eatonton,  aerospace company employee
  18. Colby Harrison Waldroup – age 23, Monroe, occupation unknown

Source: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/walton-county-sheriffs-deputy-arrested-child-porn-/nn37z/