Micheal Timmons (Athens-Clarke County Jail)
ATHENS, Ga. -- A 20-year-old Athens man was charged with 18 counts of sexual exploitation of a child after a search warrant was executed at his home.
Micheal Timmons was arrested at around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
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Athens-Clarke County Police spokeswoman Hilda Sorrow said police issued a search warrant of Timmons' house after a three-month investigation. Officers seized computers, cell phones and iPads during their search.
Timmons is being held without bond in the Athens-Clarke County Jail.
His arrest was part of Operation Guarding Innocence, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation endeavor that recently targeted 98 people involved in making and distributing child porn in 37 Georgia counties.