GBI charges Pike County teen with sexual exploitation of children

STAFF REPORT :::

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, has arrested a Pike County teen on multiple charges related to the sexual exploitation of children.

Caden Collis, age 17, has been charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of children for the alleged possession of child sexual abuse material, one count of sexual exploitation of children for the alleged distribution of child sexual abuse material and one count of tampering with evidence.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit began an investigation of Collis’ online activity after receiving a cybertip from the National Center for MissingC and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding the alleged online possession of images depicting sexual abuse material.

The investigation resulted to the execution of a search warrant at Collis’ Pike County residence and his later arrest.

This investigation is part of the ongoing effort by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, housed within the GBI’s CEACC Unit to identify those involved in the child pornography trade. The ICAC Program, created by the U.S. Department of Justice, was developed in response to the increasing number of children and teenagers using the internet, the proliferation of child sexual abuse material and the heightened online activity by predators searching for unsupervised contact with underage victims.

Anyone with information about other cases of child exploitation is asked to contact the GBI Child Exploitation Unit at 404.270.8870.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1.800.597-TIPS(8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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