Monticello Attorney Arrested

October 30, 2007

For Immediate Release

Monticello Attorney Arrested on Child Porn Related Charges

MONTICELLO, GA. – As a result of two search warrants executed today in Monticello by agents of the GBI’s Milledgeville Office, local attorney Roy R. Kelly, 59, has been charged with Sexual Exploitation of Children and with violation of the Georgia Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation Act.

The search warrants were executed at Kelly’s law offices at 121 East Greene Street and at his residence at 573 College Street. Images of child porn were found on his office computer.

A tip was received from federal law enforcement partners that stemmed from an investigation into a commercial child pornography website.  This tip was forwarded to the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force at the GBI which led to the investigation of Kelly. 

Kelly was transported to the Jasper County Jail.     

As the investigation continues, additional charges are possible.

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) is a multi-jurisdictional task force that investigates and prosecutes individuals who use the Internet to exploit children. The task force is funded by a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and administered through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The GBI’s administration of the ICAC Task Force is in keeping one of the mandates established by Governor Perdue’s Child Safety Initiative.

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