On Nov. 10, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Grady Sanford after it obtained a tip that photographs of kid sexual abuse had been uploaded to the web through e-mail.
After opening the investigation, the GBI traced the pc IP deal with to Sanford’s bodily deal with.
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Brokers then obtained a warrant to look his house, which resulted in his arrest.
On Wednesday Sanford was sentenced to 17 years, with the primary two years suspended after six months are served in Probation Detention Middle, and one yr served within the Cherokee County Grownup Detention Middle.
The rest of the sentence (15 years) will probably be served on probation.
Sanford was convicted of 16 counts of sexual exploitation of kids, in line with courtroom paperwork.
“To say this can be a shock is a gross understatement. We deliberately set our requirements excessive at Forsyth County. No matter rank, each worker should meet these ethical and authorized requirements,” Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman mentioned on the time of Sanford’s arrest. “There isn’t any room for this kind of crime in our State, and positively not within the regulation enforcement career. Our belief and that of our group has been betrayed. I’ve made a dedication to be clear, even when one in every of our personal workers does unsuitable. Nobody is exempt, and nobody is above the regulation.”
The ICAC and GBI urge anybody with details about little one exploitation circumstances to contact the GBI’s Baby Exploitation and Laptop Crimes unit at 404-270-8870.
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