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Suspect Arrested on Charges of Attempted Child Molestation

FBI Atlanta August 31, 2012
  • Special Agent Stephen Emmett (404) 679-6451

ATLANTA—Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Brian D. Lamkin announces, on behalf of the Northwest Georgia Crimes Against Children Task Force, the following arrest:

Daniel Austin, 56 years old, of Acworth, Georgia, was arrested without incident this afternoon, Friday, August 31, 2012, in Ringgold, Georgia, by the FBI-led Safe Child Task Force agents and officers after he traveled there to meet a minor child for purposes of having sex.

Austin came to the attention of law enforcement over the Internet, wherein he began a series of “chats” with undercover agents/officers regarding his desire to have sex with a minor child.

Austin was transported and processed at the Catoosa County Detention Center on state charges of attempted child molestation and violation of the Computer Pornography Act.

The public should be reminded that the above are merely allegations, and the person is to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.