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Dawsonville, Buford men face child porn charges following statewide GBI investigation
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Earl Benson

DAWSONVILLE — Eighteen people, including one each from Dawsonville and Buford, face child pornography charges following a statewide GBI investigation.

The investigation that began in July involved local and federal investigators working to detect child porn being shared on the Internet.

Over the course of the operation, 69 digital devices were examined and 232 digital devices were seized as evidence.

More charges and arrests may be coming.

Locally, those who were arrested include Earl Benson, 68, of Dawsonville, and Bobby Justin Lynn, 29, of Buford, according to a news release from the GBI.

Others arrests include the following:

• Joseph Brantley, 59, of Waynesboro

• Jeremy Converse, 37, of Dallas

• Casilvo Valdivi Crisanto, 42, of Glynn County

• Isidro Delibrado, 49, of Marietta

• Richard Ellis Ford, 42, of Rossville

• Jaco Armani Griggs, 29, of Covington

• Tyler Kauffman, 23, of Marietta

• Jason Kingry, 43, of Atlanta

• Uriah McCullers, 37, of Bethlehem

• Julio Gomez Munoz, 28, of Roswell

• Samuel Oh, 30, of Hinesville

• Juan Cesar Olvera, 38, of Athens

• Matthew Payton, 32, of Smyrna

• Christopher Rinker, 46, of Hamilton

• David Christopher Sammons, 29, of Eatonton

• Colby Harrison Waldroup, 23, of Monroe