S. Fayette man caught in Internet porn sting

Wed, 03/11/2009 - 2:55pm
By: John Munford

A south Fayette was in court yesterday, charged with sending pornography online to an undercover agent who he believed was a 14-year-old girl.

George Cooper, 50, of Travis Trail is accused of transmitting images of adult pornography and images depicting minors or portions of minors bodies engaged in sexually explicit conduct, according to a warrant for his arrest filed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Also Cooper is accused of sending images of his penis to the “girl” who was actually an undercover GBI agent, the court documents said.

The four charges stem from incidents on three separate dates, all of which occurred at Cooper’s home, according to the warrants.

In all four instances, Cooper is alleged to have used the Yahoo Messenger instant messaging service, the warrants said, with dates being May 19, June 10 and July 10, all in 2008.

Cooper is charged with three counts of violating the Georgia computer or electronic pornography and child exploitation act of 2007. He also faces one additional count of sexual exploitation of children.

Magistrate James A. White set Cooper's bond at $200,000 and is requiring that Cooper not have access to a computer that is connected to the Internet.

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Submitted by Accident in 1988 on Wed, 03/25/2009 - 12:25pm.

these are the people that need to be locked away forever, because you know this guy is messed up in the head, he can't stop looking at kiddie porn...lock him up and throw away the key!

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Submitted by matt.barnes on Wed, 03/25/2009 - 12:38pm.

I bet he pleas out to five years.

Submitted by theFallenSeraph on Fri, 05/15/2009 - 5:16am.

10 years, 1 to serve
registered sex offender
forbidden from using the internet

Submitted by theFallenSeraph on Tue, 05/05/2009 - 7:06am.

This is a man who was a scout leader, youth minister, and father. Now he has traded all of these for the title of Betrayer. If anything his little "mistake" that "never should of happened" but did because it was a "drug that he couldn't walk away from" has managed to tear apart an entire family. I can almost feel the betrayal they must have felt...especially the ones who now questions if the family they knew was nothing but a mask of lies...

Submitted by skyspy on Thu, 03/12/2009 - 7:23am.

Let's throw this joker in with the pilot and see what happens. Maybe they will get into a "disagreement" that neither one would survive. Win win for everyone.

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Submitted by Gene61 on Thu, 03/12/2009 - 12:13am.

Why so long, it depends on when the crime was reported and how long it took to get the ISP ( Internet Service Provider ) to give up client information. Yahoo like most services allows you to create a false idendity, so the timeline between arrest abd incidents,, could be the fact they had to investigate and locate the sender. The GBI handled the case, so that is one reason for the delay more than likely, have to get all your ducks in row before charging somone.

In real life, you can't wrpa an investigation in an hour, dispite what CSI and Law and Order would have you believe.

Submitted by mysteryman on Wed, 03/11/2009 - 6:33pm.

And what is wrong with the timeline in this investigation??? What took so long to ascertain an arrest warrant for this clown??? BLESS...

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