#childpredator | Child exploitation case, man arrested in Decatur

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A 35-year-old man in Decatur was arrested after officials searched his computer for child sexual abuse material, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

NCMEC told the GBI’s unit that there might be child sexual abuse material on the man’s computer. Officers with the Dekalb County Police Department got a search warrant on Nov. 2, and the 35-year-old was taken to the DeKalb County Jail upon his arrest. 

GBI did not disclose what was found on the computer but said that this is an ongoing effort “to identify those involved in the child pornography trade.” The program is a partnership between the bureau and Crimes Against Children.

“The ICAC Program, created by the U.S. Department of Justice, was developed in response to the increasing number of children and teenagers using the Internet, the proliferation of child sexual abuse material, and the heightened online activity by predators searching for unsupervised contact with underage victims,” GBI said.

Anyone with information about other child abuse or exploration cases should contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit at 404-270-8870. Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app. 

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