GBI Makes Arrest in Child Exploitation Investigation
Lowndes County, GA (June 10, 2019) – On February 15, 2019, the GBI was initially requested by the Lake Park Police Department to conduct an investigation of an individual who contacted a Lowndes County juvenile through Social Media in an attempt to try and get the juvenile to meet him for sexually related contact. In the posts, the suspect provided nude photographs and videos of himself to the victim. As the investigation progressed, Court orders were prepared and obtained for records from Social Media providers to identify the suspect and obtain necessary documents and records for criminal prosecution.
Once the records were received, a suspect was identified as Miguel “Mikey” Angel Lopez-Blasica, born in March of 1998, who resides on Fred Webb Road in Moultrie, Colquitt County, Georgia. A second juvenile victim from Lowndes County was also identified while reviewing the records. Lopez also contacted the second victim through Social Media and again sent nude photographs and videos of himself. Lopez was able to meet with this victim in Lowndes County on several occasions. After the second victim was identified, a meeting was arranged with Lopez at the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office where he was interviewed and later served with Six arrest warrants out of Lowndes County, Georgia.
Lopez has been charged with Solicitation of Sodomy, Aggravated Child Molestation, Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes, Obscene Internet Contact With a Child, Statutory Rape and Criminal Attempt to Entice a Child for Indecent Purposes. After his arrest on June 6, 2019, he was transferred to the Lowndes County Jail the following day to be booked on the warrants. The GBI was assisted by the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office and Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office.
Agents are continuing to interview witnesses and collect evidence related to this incident. This case is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to call GBI Thomasville at 229-225-4090.
Jamy Steinberg - Special Agent in Charge - 229-225-4090