March 3, 2021

Atlanta man charged with child sex crimes in Troup County

(Troup County, GA) — A 30-year-old Atlanta man is facing criminal charges in Troup County following an investigation involving an alleged internet predator.

An investigator with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office who is a member of the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, conducted an operation on April 7 that lead to an investigation in regards to child exploitation.

Rodney Wayne Beasley, III

According to a TCSO press release, the suspect has been identified as Rodney Wayne Beasley, III of Brookhaven, Georgia.

Authorities say the man conversed with what he believed to be an underage male child. During these communications, explicit conversation and images were allegedly sent.

Beasley was arrested at a location in Dunwoody, Georgia on April 10 without incident and transported to the Troup County Jail.

He is charged with Criminal Attempt Aggravated Child Molestation and two counts of Child Exploitation under the Child Exploitation and Prevent Act.

“I can’t say enough about my team of investigators who are assigned the incredible task of working these tough cases and arresting those who seek harm to our children,” said Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff in a statement.

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