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31 arrested in sexual exploitation case in Georgia

31 arrested in sexual exploitation case in Georgia
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31 arrested in sexual exploitation case in Georgia  WOKV

Operation Sneaky Peach: Statewide Child Exploitation Operation

31 arrested in sexual exploitation case in Georgia

Introduction

Thirty-one individuals were arrested over an eleven-day period in a statewide child exploitation operation named “Operation Sneaky Peach.” The operation was a coordinated effort by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit along with 24 participating agencies that are all part of the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

Operation Sneaky Peach and Sustainable Development Goals

Operation Sneaky Peach was a statewide, multi-jurisdictional effort aimed at identifying and arresting individuals involved in technology-facilitated crimes against children. This operation aligns with several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including:

  1. Goal 4: Quality Education
  2. Goal 5: Gender Equality
  3. Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Operation Details

Operation Sneaky Peach involved three months of planning and included cases investigated by the GBI and agencies with the Georgia ICAC Task Force. Proactive investigations targeted peer-to-peer network users sharing Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) and conducted undercover chat investigations to identify individuals arranging to meet with a child for sexual acts.

During the operation, law enforcement agencies executed 34 residential search warrants and 3 additional enforcement actions in 28 counties across the State of Georgia. A total of 31 individuals were arrested, and 296 electronic devices were previewed on scene, resulting in the seizure of 281 electronic devices.

Operation Sneaky Peach identified 30 children residing in households where online child sexual exploitation was occurring. Additionally, four of the arrested individuals admitted to current or prior hands-on sexual offenses against a child.

List of Arrested Individuals

  • Randy Ho, age 22, of Forest Park, Georgia (Clayton County)
  • William Ellis, age 33, of Cleveland, Georgia (White County)
  • Russell Summerville, age 38, of Athens, Georgia (Clarke County)
  • Jeffery Lynn, age 51, of Rossville, Georgia (Walker County)
  • Michael Beane, age 58, of Waycross, Georgia (Ware County)
  • James Lail, age 48, of Macon, Georgia (Jones County)
  • Jeremy Gunn, age 33, of Fayetteville, Georgia (Fayette County)
  • Douglas Strong, age 64, of Auburn, Georgia (Barrow County)
  • Bennie House, age 35, of East Ellijay, Georgia (Gilmer County)
  • Thaddeus Anderson, age 34, of Canton, Georgia (Cherokee County)
  • Jimmy Evans, age 65, of Milledgeville, Georgia (Baldwin County)
  • Paul Angel, age 70, of Danielsville, Georgia (Madison County)
  • Trent Bailey, age 33, of Hartwell, Georgia (Hart County)
  • Brian Jones, age 38, of Roopville, Georgia (Heard County)
  • Ethan Cook, age 18, of Canton, Georgia (Cherokee County)
  • Carl Hill, age 42, of Cartersville, Georgia (Bartow County)
  • Damian Wright, age 22, of Acworth, Georgia (Bartow County)
  • Brandon Roberts, age 17, of Oakwood, Georgia (Hall County)
  • Aubrey Willoughby, age 17, of Oakwood, Georgia (Hall County)
  • Dustin Bohrer, age 39, of St. Sim

    SDGs, Targets, and Indicators

    1. Which SDGs are addressed or connected to the issues highlighted in the article?

    • SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
    • SDG 5: Gender Equality
    • SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

    2. What specific targets under those SDGs can be identified based on the article’s content?

    • Target 16.2: End abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and all forms of violence against and torture of children
    • Target 5.2: Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation
    • Target 8.7: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking, and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor
    • Target 10.2: By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic, and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion, or economic or other status

    3. Are there any indicators mentioned or implied in the article that can be used to measure progress towards the identified targets?

    • Indicator 16.2.3: Proportion of young women and men aged 18-29 years who experienced sexual violence by age 18
    • Indicator 5.2.1: Proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15 years and older subjected to physical, sexual, or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months
    • Indicator 8.7.1: Number of victims of forced labor per 1,000 population, by sex, age group, and form of exploitation
    • Indicator 10.2.1: Proportion of people living below 50 percent of median income, by age, sex, and persons with disabilities

    Table: SDGs, Targets, and Indicators

    SDGs Targets Indicators
    SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions Target 16.2: End abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and all forms of violence against and torture of children Indicator 16.2.3: Proportion of young women and men aged 18-29 years who experienced sexual violence by age 18
    SDG 5: Gender Equality Target 5.2: Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation Indicator 5.2.1: Proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15 years and older subjected to physical, sexual, or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months
    SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth Target 8.7: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking, and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor Indicator 8.7.1: Number of victims of forced labor per 1,000 population, by sex, age group, and form of exploitation
    SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities Target 10.2: By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic, and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion, or economic or other status Indicator 10.2.1: Proportion of people living below 50 percent of median income, by age, sex, and persons with disabilities

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    Source: wokv.com

     

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