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Two arrested in Polk child porn investigation

December 22, 2018--2:30 p.m.


The proactive operation, was coordinated by the Polk County Police Department Criminal Investigation Division with the assistance of other agencies who are members of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and focused on persons who possess and distribute child pornography and those who are sexually exploiting children in other ways using technology and the internet. A total of 14 law enforcement officers from 6 six different law enforcement agencies participated in the operation.

During the operation, four search warrants were executed and one knock and talk was conducted in Polk County. During those search warrants and knock and talks, numerous digital devices were previewed and two digital devices were seized. Of those devices seized, one was a mobile phone and (1) one was a laptop computer. These investigative actions resulted from both reactive cases such as cyber tips received by each ICAC Task Force from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and proactive cases such as peer-to-peer investigations.

The Polk County Police Department and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in want to reinforce to those who exploit children that the Polk County Police Department and ICAC Task Force will work together to make an impact in the state and the local communities in which they serve. The cooperation among agencies illustrates their level of commitment to detect, arrest, and prosecute child predators. Cooperation is always important in law enforcement, but it is never more important than when we set out to protect children.

The operation was a coordinated effort between the following local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies in Georgia:

Polk County Police Department

US Department of Homeland Security

Rockmart Police Department

Sandy Springs Police Department

Floyd County Police Department

Georgia Bureau of Investigations Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit

Those in custody and charged in Georgia as part of this operation are:

Adam Nesbitt, 40, W/M, Rockmart, GA, Paraprofessional Fulton County School employee
Mike Andrews, 52, W/M, Cedartown, GA, Disabled