Tallapoosa PD Assisted GBI with Child Exploitation Operation

Tallapoosa Ga -- This week the Georgia Bureau of Investigation acknowledged assistance from the Tallapoosa Police Department in an undercover investigation that resulted in more than 20 people being arrested for electronic pornography and child exploitation. TPD is one of ten law enforcement agencies working a five-day proactive effort centered in Columbus called Operation Hidden Guardian. The arrestees, ranging from age 22 to 55, traveled from areas around Columbus with the intent to meet a child for sex. The goal of the operation was to arrest people who communicate with children online and then travel to meet them for the purpose of having sex. The operation also targeted those who are willing to exploit children by purchasing sex with a minor.