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Child Predator Arrested on Sex Trafficking Charge

FBI Atlanta November 30, 2010
  • Special Agent Stephen Emmett (404) 679-6451

ATLANTA—Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Lamkin, FBI Atlanta, announces the following arrest today of a known child predator at Dekalb County, Georgia:

On Tuesday, November 30, 2010, Timothy Lyle Chappell, age 48, was arrested at the Dekalb County Probation Office by FBI agents assigned to child exploitation investigative matters. Chappell is being charged via federal criminal complaint with one count of Title 18 USC 1591, sex trafficking of children. In June, 2010, Chappell caused a 15-year-old female to be involved in the commercial sex trade and facilitated her exploitation by others.

Chappell, a Level III Violent Sexual Predator on Georgia’s Sex Offender Registry, will have an initial appearance in front of a U.S. Magistrate judge in Atlanta, Georgia later today.

Additional criminal charges are anticipated and anyone with information regarding this matter should contact the Atlanta FBI office at (404) 679-9000

The public should be reminded that the above are merely allegations and that all persons are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.