Martin Man Arrested for Possession of Child Porn

November 1, 2011

Martin, GA – As result of a search warrant executed on Friday October 28, 2011 at a residence in Martin, Georgia by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, the GBI arrested Thomas Cram for possession of child pornography after images of child porn were found on his computer. 

The search warrant was obtained as a result of evidence of peer to peer sharing of known child pornography images from a computer at Cram’s residence on Red Hollow Road in Martin.  Cram, 53, was arrested at his residence and transported to the Stephens County Sheriff's Office and charged with two counts of Sexual Exploitation of children.

This investigation is part of the ongoing effort by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, housed within the GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit, to identify those involved in the child porn trade. 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 pornography, and the heightened online activity by predators searching for unsupervised contact with underage victims. The Task Force consists of 132 affiliate Georgia law enforcement agencies.

In 2008, the Georgia ICAC Task Force made 109 arrests and in 2009 made 164 arrests. In 2010, the Task Force made 162 arrests. So far in 2011, the Task Force has made 130 arrests. There have been 769 arrests in Georgia by the ICAC Task Force since it was established in 2002.

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Contact Information: 
John Bankhead - 404-270-8330