A well-respected college dean is among 14 people busted in a child porn sting, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department said Monday.
Dr. Keith Walters, 44, was charged with three counts of obscene Internet contact with a child and one count of sexual exploitation of children using a computer device to seduce, entice or solicit a child.
Walters was placed on administrative leave and stripped of his title as Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, the Valodosta Daily Times reported.
Walters and 13 other men were arrested on Feb. 6 and February 9 as part of Operation Broken Arrow, a joint operation between 18 law enforcement agencies, including the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).
The operation targeted men in chat rooms and other online websites. Lindsay Marchant, assistant special agent for the GBI, said "Every individual arrested during the operation believed they were going to a location to meet with a child and engage in prearranged sex acts."
A Cobb County woman is in jail accused of impersonating a law enforcement officer. Tara Marie Solem, of Marietta, was indicted Thursday on two felony counts of impersonating a police officer to get a fast food discount.
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A Jonesboro woman is being held in the Clayton County jail without bond for prostituting 2 teenage girls, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Police say the Jessica M. Washington, 27, gave two teenage runaways free room and board in her apartment on Upper Riverdale Road, in exchange for letting her pimp them out on Craigslist.com.
Washington is being charged with "prostitution, keeping a place of prostitution, trafficking persons for labor or servitude, pandering and enticing minors for indecent purposes, according to Clayton County court records," obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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Two of the three people found dead in a car alongside the highway in South Fulton County have been identified as a man and a woman from Montgomery, Alabama.
A Union City patrol officer doing routine patrol found the car parked near the I-85 northbound Flat Shoals exit ramp just south of Atlanta Hartsfield airport, according to Gloria Hodgson, a spokeswoman for the Union City Police Department.
The officer saw the bodies of 2 deceased males in the back seat of the car. He later looked in the trunk and found the body of a female.
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