Last week, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office arrested a local man on multiple felony counts, after investigation was conducted into child pornography and child exploitation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crimes against Children Task Force.
Trenton Graham Turner, 18, of Cumming was arrested at his home on Wednesday, April 10, and was charged with two counts of distribution of child pornography and seven counts of sexual exploitation of children, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Cpl. Doug Rainwater.
“Turner was able to download child pornography onto his cell phone from numerous sites and from there to social media sites,” Rainwater said in an email to the Forsyth County News. “He had images of children [nude] in sexual explicit photos as well as videos that we recovered from his personal cell phone.”
Rainwater said that the investigation into Turner’s alleged crimes originated from a complaint which was filed through social media and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s cyber tip line.
From that complaint, Rainwater said that the sheriff’s office began an investigation with the GBI’s Internet Crimes against Children Task Force.
Turner was arrested without incident and was taken to the Forsyth County Jail, but was released under a $19,820 bond on April 12.
Neither Turner nor any other representative could be reached for comment as of press time.