Child Porn Arrest in Atlanta

May 24, 2010

DECATUR, GA - Based on a Cybertip report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), Agents with the GBI's  High Technology Investigations Unit (HTIU), assisted by Atlanta Police, executed a search warrant last Thursday at an apartment belonging to Eric Mayhue at 170 Boulevard SE in Atlanta.

According to the NCMEC tip, an individual using a specific screen name and email address uploaded two videos of suspected child pornography to a web site known as "Boys Pleasure". Agents tracked the IP address and email address to Mayhue.  

Mayhue was arrested without incident when agents discovered at least 30 images and 11 videos of suspected child pornography on his laptop computer.  Several other images were located on a desktop computer and three (3) printed out images were located on the computer desk in his bedroom.  Mayhue, 40, was charged with 6 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children, O.C.G.A. 16-12-100.

This investigation is part of the ongoing effort by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, housed within the HTIU, 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.

In 2008, the Georgia ICAC Task Force made 109 arrests and in 2009 made 164 arrests. From January 1 through April 30 of this year, the Task Force has made 63 arrests.

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Contact Information: 
John Bankhead - 404-270-8330
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