Child Pornography Arrest in Decatur, GA

September 1, 2017

Decatur, GA –  A months-long child pornography investigation has led to the arrest of a Decatur, GA man.  On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes unit, along with the DeKalb County Police Department and Decatur Police Department, executed a search warrant at Craig Hale Allen’s residence located at 224 Jefferson Place in Decatur.  During the search, law enforcement found images of child pornography on Allen’s computer.  Allen, 57, was charged with five counts of sexual exploitation of children (possession of child pornography) and booked into the DeKalb County Jail.

This investigation is part of the ongoing effort by Georgia’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force , housed within the GBI’s CEACC Unit, to identify those involved in the child pornography 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.

Anyone with information about this case or any other cases of child exploitation are encouraged to contact the GBI CEACC Unit at 404-270-8870.


Brian Johnston – Assistant Special Agent in Charge | CEACC | 404/270-8870