Lincolnton, GA (WJBF) – A Martinez, Georgia man has been arrested in Lincoln County on charges of Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, and Violation of the Child Exploitation Prevention Act.
Christopher Allen Reynolds, 24, was arrested late Monday night by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Reynolds’ address is listed as 4407 Avery Avenue, in Martinez. He was taken into custody in connection with the Lincon County Sheriff’S Office participation in the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).
Reynolds is currently being held in the Lincoln County Detention Center.
Lincoln County Sheriff Beggs said this is another in a series of arrest his agency has made in cooperation with ICAC. “The protection of our children is a top priority for our agency,” the sheriff said. The sheriff also used this arrest to remind parents to monitor there children’s activities on the internet and other electronic devices. He plans to continue to work with ICAC for the safety of our children.
The Task Force is sponsored by the United States Justice Department and is administered in Georgia by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
The Georgia ICAC Task Force is comprised of 200+ local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, other related criminal justice agencies and prosecutor’s offices. The mission of the ICAC Task Force, created by the U.S. Department of Justice and managed and operated by the GBI in Georgia, is to assist state and local law enforcement agencies in developing an effective response to cyber enticement and child pornography cases. This support encompasses forensic and investigative components, training and technical assistance, victim services, prevention and community education. The ICAC Program was developed in response to the increasing number of children and teenagers using the internet, the proliferation of child pornography, and the heightened online activity by predators searching for unsupervised contact with underage victims. By helping state and local law enforcement agencies develop effective and sustainable responses to online child victimization and child pornography, the ICAC program delivers national resources at the local level.