by Robin Kemp

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says its Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit tracked down a Jonesboro man who allegedly was sharing child pornography online.

According to the GBI, a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children led them to Tyler Trevel Harris, 19, of Jonesboro.

“An investigation into Harris’ Internet activity began after a report was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) related to the online sharing of child pornography via the Internet,” the GBI said in a press release. “This investigation led to a search warrant executed at Harris’ home in Clayton County, GA, and subsequently Harris’ arrest.”

Harris was in the Clayton County Jail as of press time and appeared before Chief Magistrate Judge Wanda Dallas Friday morning at 10 a.m. Court records show three additional warrants filed Friday that were pending at press time. Harris has not been convicted of these charges and is presumed innocent until and unless proven otherwise in a court of law.

The investigation is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office’s Fugitive Squad and Panther Unit assisted in executing the search warrant.

Anyone with information about this case or other cases of child exploitation is asked to call the GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit at (404) 270-8870.

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