Elbert County man arrested for obscene internet contact with a child

An Elbert County, Georgia, man has been arrested and charged for allegedly having obscene internet contact with a child.

54-year-old Paul Brooks was arrested following an investigation by the GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit. The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office requested the GBI’s help after receiving information from the Carbondale Police Department in Kansas that Brooks was allegedly messaging a minor in an obscene and sexual manner.

The investigation led to Brooks’ arrest on November 15. The GBI says the investigation is still ongoing and further charges may be pending.

Brooks was taken to the Elbert County Jail following his arrest.

This investigation is part of the ongoing effort by the GBI to identify those involved in the trade of child sexual abuse material. Anyone with information about other cases is asked to contact the GBI CEACC Unit at 404-270-8870 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children CyberTipline at CyberTipline.org.

Anonymous tips may also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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