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22-Year-Old Man Arrested in Child Pornography Case

(Carroll County, GA) On August 13, 2021, Investigators with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office arrested Marshal Shane Bright, age 22, for 2 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office was notified approximately a week earlier that pornographic images of children had been sent and received by a suspect possibly living in Carroll County, GA.

During the investigation, it was learned that the suspect resided in Douglas County, GA and worked in Fulton County, GA but did visit relatives frequently in Carroll County, GA.

Investigator Courtney Short with CCSO obtained arrest warrants for Mr. Bright and a search warrant for his residence in Douglas County, GA.  On Friday, August 13, 2021, Investigator Short traveled to Union City, GA and conducted an interview with Mr. Bright.  He was arrested after admitting to sending and receiving child pornography while in Carroll County.  At the same time, Investigators were conducting a search warrant at his residence in Douglas County. Additional charges are pending once a complete forensic examination of Mr. Bright’s cell phone and computers is completed.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office would like to express our thanks to Investigator Josh Miller with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office for assisting with the search at Mr. Bright’s residence.  We would also like to thank Investigator C. Kettel with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office for assisting with personnel to take Mr. Bright into custody without incident.

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