Child Porn Arrest in Hart County

August 20, 2010

HARTWELL, GA –Agents with the GBI’s  High Technology Investigations Unit (HTIU), assisted by the Hart County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant yesterday at 654 Old 29 Highway in Hartwell and discovered hundreds of images of suspected child pornography on a laptop belonging to Chad Temple.   In addition, over 135 CD’s and DVD’s containing suspected child pornography were located in Temple’s bedroom. 

Agents obtained two arrest warrants charging Temple with Sexual Exploitation of Children, OCGA 16-12-100.  The laptop and CD/DVD’s were seized as evidence. The search warrant was a result of a Peer to Peer investigation in which the IP address associated with this location was observed sharing images of suspected or known child pornography. 

Temple, 39, was transported to the Hart County Detention Center.

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. Through July of this year, the Task Force has made 112 arrests.

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Contact Information: 
John Bankhead - 404-270-8330
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