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Operation Restore Hope child porn investigation nets 67 arrests in Georgia

March 16, 2010
A three month child pornography investigation has resulted in 67 arrests in 35 Georgia counties. The statewide investigation involved federal, state and local law enforcement and targeted the online distribution of child porn. The Atlanta Journal Constitution has the story. The investigation, known as Operation Restore Hope, was spearheaded by the GBI’s Internet Crimes Against [&hel…

Georgia appeals court upholds suppression of drugs obtained pursuant to an affidavit alleging false information

March 14, 2010
The Court of Appeals of Georgia recently upheld a trial court’s suppression of drugs found in a South Georgia home. The Court found that much of the information provided in the search warrant’s supporting affidavit was false, and as a result, there was not probable cause to believe that the home contained drugs. In State […]

Georgia criminal lawyer wins reversal in DeKalb murder case

March 5, 2010
On Monday, the Supreme Court of Georgia reversed the convictions of two men who were found guilty of murdering a DeKalb man at his home recording studio. The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office must now decide whether it will retry the men. WABE News and the Atlanta Journal Constitution have the story. Prosecutors say that […]

Sexting investigation of student at The Lovett School may lead to criminal charges

March 5, 2010
Atlanta police are investigating a sexting incident involving students at The Lovett School. One eighth grade student has already been suspended and another has withdrawn. The Atlanta Journal Constitution has the story. The Child Exploitation Unit of the Atlanta Police Department has launched an investigation into the matter after learning that more Lovett School students […]




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