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Child Pornography Arrest in Paulding County | Crime

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Child Pornography Arrest in Paulding County
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ACWORTH, GA -- On Sept. 16, Richard Gibson, a 61-year-old resident of Acworth, turned himself in to the Paulding County Detention Center.

Gibson is charged with 20 counts of sexual exploitation of children for possessing and distributing child pornography. He was held without bond.

Detectives with the Paulding County Sheriff's Office Crimes Against Children unit served a search warrant of the suspect's home on Aug. 19 as the result of a cyber tip received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Several computers and other electronic items with digital storage capacity were seized during the search. Detectives found 169 images of known or suspected child pornography on those computers. At least 20 of the images were of children approximately 12 years of age or younger.

Anyone with information on this case or similar cases is urged to call the Paulding County Sheriff's Office CAC unit at 770-445-6105.

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