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Loganville man arrested on alleged child exploitation charges
Joseph Campanelli
Joseph Campanelli

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 45-year-old man from Loganville on charges of alleged sexual exploitation of children after nearly two months of investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Internet Crimes against Children Taskforce.

According to Cpl. Doug Rainwater, spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Joseph Anthony Campanelli, was arrested March 29 and charged with six felony counts of sexual exploitation of children.

Rainwater confirmed Campanelli was formerly a paramedic with Central Emergency Medical Services, stationed in Forsyth County.

Rainwater said that local and state authorities began investigating Campanelli in January, but only recently concluded the investigation and secured warrants for his arrest.

“Through the investigation and the search warrants that were made on his computers and cell phones, arrest warrants were issued for Campanelli for six counts of sexual exploitation of children,” Rainwater said.

He confirmed that six images of children were found on Campanelli’s devices.

Campanelli surrendered to the Forsyth County Sherriff’s Office on Thursday, and has been booked into the Forsyth County Jail under a bond of $33,680.