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Dozens Arrested On Child Porn Charges

GBI Agent: 'This Is A Drop In The Bucket' Of Those Sharing Pornography

KINGSLAND, Ga. – A statewide roundup of suspects believed to be distributing child pornography resulted in at least 59 arrests, including one in Camden County and two in Glynn County.

The arrests, a result of a five-month investigation known as Operation Innocent Justice that included the FBI, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and dozens of other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, resulted in search warrants across 40 Georgia counties.

Kingsland Police Department Investigator Susan Lottinville participated in the investigation of the Internet porn trade and her efforts resulted in search warrants for seven Camden County homes, including:

  • At a Kingsland home, a computer system and a number of DVDs were seized and placed into evidence.
  • Two laptops computers were seized from a St. Marys home.
  • At a second St. Marys home, several desktop and laptop computers were seized, along with digital storage devices, game consoles and cellular telephones.
  • Multiple home computer systems and game consoles and various storage media devices were seized from a Woodbine home.

The remaining three search warrants remain under active investigation. Forensic examination of all the evidence seized is continuing.

Louis Lugo, 22, was arrested during the search of the second St. Marys home and was charged with one count of felony possession of child pornography. Other arrests are expected.

This was the third sweep of child pornography in Georgia in the past three years.

John Whitaker, the GBI special agent in charge of the operation, said Georgia is among the top five states that are sources of ?IP address sharing" among child pornographers.

"There?s a huge amount of people out there that are sharing child porn,? Whitaker told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. ?This is a drop in the bucket but at least we are going after some of the offenders sharing the most."