Offender arrested in Dawson County

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PRESS RELEASE – The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office Crime Against Persons Unit (CAP Unit) conducts investigations involving the sexual exploitation of children and other violent crimes.
CAP Unit Investigators are affiliates of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Investigators recently arrested and charged Joshua West with Sexual Exploitation of Children.
West is a registered sex offender, who was previously convicted of Rape and Aggravated Child Molestation. During the investigation, Investigators located and seized electronic devices which contained the exploitative material.
The devices are still being forensically examined for further evidence in the ongoing investigation.
“We are proud of our investigators and especially for their efforts to pursue those who commit crimes against our children. As always, we plead with our parents, grandparents, caregivers and others to closely monitor your children’s activities online. We must do all we can to protect and safeguard our children against those who would cause them harm.”
-Sheriff Jeff Johnson

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