Clarke County Man Arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children
Athens, GA (April 26, 2021) – On Thursday, April 15, 2021, Clarke County resident, Kameron Veasey, age 22, was charged with one count of Sexual Exploitation of Children (Possession of Child Pornography), five counts of Criminal Attempt to commit Sexual Exploitation of Children, and one count of Obscene Internet Contact with a Child by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit. The GBI CEACC Unit began an investigation into Veasey’s online activity after receiving a Cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding the online possession of images depicting child pornography. This investigation led to evidence related to the charges brought against Veasey. When criminal charges were brought against Veasey by the GBI, he was incarcerated at the Madison County Jail on criminal charges unrelated to the GBI’s investigation.
This investigation is part of the ongoing effort by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, housed within the GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes 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 other cases of child exploitation is asked to contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit at 404-270-8870. Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.