Officials: Georgia Policeman Faces Charges in Online Child Porn Case

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A 26-year-old policeman successful Blakely, Georgia, is facing charges aft officials opened an probe into alleged online kid porn possession and searched his home.

Officials charged Robert Tyler Vaughn successful Clay and Early counties with 1 number of intersexual exploitation of children and 1 number of usurpation of oath of office, WALB reported Wednesday.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) detailed the lawsuit successful a property merchandise and said further charges whitethorn beryllium pending:

The GBI CEACC Unit began an probe into Vaughn’s online enactment aft receiving galore Cybertip Reports from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) astir the imaginable online possession of kid intersexual maltreatment material.  This probe led to a hunt of Vaughn’s location and his consequent arrest.  Vaughn was employed arsenic a constabulary serviceman with the Blakely Police Department astatine the clip of his arrest.  The Clay County Sheriff’s Office & the Blakely Police Department aided the GBI CEACC portion with the hunt of Vaughn’s location and with his arrest.

A Blakely Police Department serviceman has been arrested and charged with intersexual exploitation of children. After receiving NCMEC (@MissingKids) tips, our GBI CEACC portion began an investigation.

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— GA Bureau of Investigation (@GBI_GA) November 23, 2022

Once helium was taken into custody, authorities transported Vaughn to the Randolph County Jail.

The GBI said the probe started into online enactment and the “possible online possession of kid intersexual maltreatment material.” https://t.co/KDMG153thz

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Child pornography is defined arsenic a benignant of kid intersexual exploitation, and “federal instrumentality defines kid pornography arsenic immoderate ocular depiction of sexually explicit behaviour involving a insignificant (persons little than 18 years old),” according to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).

The bureau continued:

The enlargement of the Internet and precocious integer exertion lies parallel to the detonation of the kid pornography market. Child pornography images are readily disposable done virtually each Internet technology, including societal networking websites, file-sharing sites, photo-sharing sites, gaming devices, and adjacent mobile apps.  Child pornography offenders tin besides link connected Internet forums and networks to stock their interests, desires, and experiences abusing children, successful summation to selling, sharing, and trading images.

This benignant of pornography is the astir communal transgression perpetrated against children and astir 80 percent of the victims are radical whose ages scope from 3 to 13, News 4 Jax reported successful March.

“Sometimes those radical that would delve into that benignant of enactment are often radical that you ne'er suspect,” erstwhile Jacksonville Sheriff’s Officer James Brown told the outlet.

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