Athens man arrested for sexual exploitation

2:05 PM, Apr 11, 2013   |    comments
Micheal Timmons (Athens-Clarke County Jail)
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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.

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