Five arrested in In Effingham child sex investigation

Written by  Friday, 15 August 2014 10:59

 Arterrius SmithArterrius Smith A Statesboro man is one of five people arrested in Effingham County following a four month child sex investigation.

 

  The investigation was conducted by the Internet Crimes against Children Task Force.  David Ehsanipoor, spokesman for the Effingham Sheriff’s Office, said the  investigation was targeted  at people downloading and sharing child pornography and trying to meet children for sex.

 

  Ehsanipoor said 36 year old Aaron Kreh of Savannah went to Effingham County June 30 to have sex with a small child.  Merle Singletary, 42 from North Charleston, S.C., was arrested July 4 for the same reason.  They were charged with criminal attempt to commit child molestation.

 

  Also arrested were: Arterrius Smith, 31, of Statesboro; David May, 59, of Bloomingdale; and Richard Krohn, 40, of Guyton.  They were charged with sexual exploitation of children. 

 

  Ehsanipoor said “When we target those who share child pornography online, we routinely uncover offenders who are sexually abusing children or stalking them.  That is why these operations are so critical. Viewing these vile images is a serious crime in itself, because it motivates those who sexually exploit children to create child pornography and it re-victimizes the children involved.   It can also be a strong indicator that we are dealing with a child predator.”

 

 

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