A 56-year-old Bartow County man was charged by Cherokee Sheriff's Office detectives Thursday. He was arrested at a location where he thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl for sex.
According to sheriff's office spokesman Capt. Jay Baker:
Investigators with the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Unit arrested Mark Maloney, of Emerson in Woodstock. "Maloney had been communicating online with detectives posing as a juvenile prior to making the trip to Cherokee," Baker said.
Maloney is charged with criminal attempt to commit child molestation, obscene internet contact with a child, sexual exploitation of a child and trafficking a person for sexual service. He remained in the Cherokee County jail on Friday morning without bond.