A Dozen Men Arrested In Undercover Operation Targeting Child Predators

A dozen men have been arrested in an undercover operation targeting child predators called “Golden Eagle.”

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), the monthslong undercover investigation was coordinated by the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (CEACC), and the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations.

“Conversations on the internet were back and forth with our undercover officers,” said GBI Special Agent in Charge Brian Johnston. “We used our agents in an undercover capacity to go on the internet to identify those who are looking to exploit our children.”

The GBI says investigators used multiple social media platforms.

“Social media applications, dating sites, the sites used in this operation were all sites you can get to, sites we use in our day-to-day lives,” said Johnston.

The men allegedly drove to Bartow County believing they were meeting a child they had been talking to online. 

“In this case, they’re actually dealing with an undercover officer, but they believe they’re dealing with a child,” said Johnston

According to a press release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the men arrested and charged were: 

  1. Ameziane Hadjaz, 38 years old, from Acworth, GA, occupation: sales engineer; charged with OCGA 16-12-100.2(d)(1) Computer/Electronic Pornography & Child Exploitation Prevention.
  2. Jason Rogich, 47 years old, from Adairsville, GA, occupation: unemployed; charged with OCGA 16-12-100.2(d)(1) Computer/Electronic Pornography & Child Exploitation Prevention.
  3.  Kenonta Shaw, 33 years old, from Cartersville, GA, occupation: unknown; charged with OCGA 16-12-100.2(d)(1) Computer/Electronic Pornography & Child Exploitation Prevention and OCGA 16-10-24(b) Obstruction.
  4. Senaca Terry Darns, 43 years old, from Cartersville, GA, occupation: landscaper; charged with OCGA 16-12-100.2(d)(1) Computer/Electronic Pornography & Child Exploitation Prevention
  5. Melvin Walcott, 56 years old, from Cartersville, GA, occupation: rideshare driver; charged with OCGA 16-12-100.2(d)(1) Computer/Electronic Pornography & Child Exploitation Prevention.
  6. Jonathan Brumit, 42 years old, from Lindale, GA, occupation: forklift driver; charged with OCGA 16-12-100.2(d)(1) Computer/Electronic Pornography & Child Exploitation Prevention.
  7. Dannis Lucious Jackson, 43 years old, from Rome, GA, occupation warehouse worker; charged with OCGA 16-12-100.2(d)(1) Computer/Electronic Pornography & Child Exploitation Prevention.
  8. Justin Leo Tan, 24 years old, from Lawrenceville, GA, occupation: unemployed; charged with OCGA 16-12-100.2(d)(1) Computer/Electronic Pornography & Child Exploitation Prevention and O.C.G.A. 16-11-106 Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Crime
  9. Jose A. Martinez-Medina, 45 years old, from Cave Spring, GA, occupation: factory supervisor; charged with OCGA 16-5-46 Human Trafficking.
  10. Tyler Jordon Croft, 25 years old, from Hull, GA, occupation: unemployed; charged with OCGA 16-5-46 Human Trafficking
  11. Curtis Breeden, 33 years old, from Cartersville, GA, occupation: factory worker; charged with OCGA 16-12-100 Sexual Exploitation of Children (9 counts).
  12. William Biggs, Jr, 64 years old, from Cartersville, GA, occupation: unemployed; OCGA 16-12-100.2(d)(1) Computer/Electronic Pornography & Child Exploitation Prevention
D & B Staff

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