A Cherokee County man was arrested Tuesday by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation on nine counts of sexual exploitation of children, the GBI announced.
Paul Douglas Johnson, 72, of Woodstock, was arrested by the GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit after authorities received a tip from a social media website about possible child sexual exploitation online.
An investigation by the GBI CEACC Unit and Homeland Security Investigations in Atlanta led to a search warrant of Johnson’s home and his subsequent criminal charges.
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the GBI Special Enforcement Team also assisted in the investigation.
According to his arrest warrants, Johnson was found in possession of multiple explicit photos of young children.
Johnson was booked into the Cherokee County jail, where Wednesday he remained in custody .
Anyone with information about other cases of child exploitation is asked to contact the GBI Child Exploitation Unit at 404-270-8870. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.