The Woodstock Police Department, in conjunction with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, conducted an ICAC operation last week targeting online predators.

During the three-day undercover chat operation, six people were arrested when they arrived at undisclosed locations to meet with what they believed was a girl under the age of 16.

Police also secured warrants for the arrest of two additional people as part of the operation. They are accused of being involved in online chats with what they believed to be a girl under the age of 16.

Six people were arrested on the scene:

Jason Bryan Major, 33, of Dawsonville, was charged with: child exploitation, criminal attempt of child molestation, criminal attempt sodomy and criminal attempt of enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Robert Jones, 37, of Atlanta was charged with child exploitation, criminal attempt of child molestation and criminal attempt of enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Garrett Hick, 21, of Atlanta was charged with child exploitation, criminal attempt of child molestation, criminal attempt of enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Bryan Gomez, 24, of Canton was charged with child exploitation, criminal attempt of child molestation, criminal attempt of enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Mark Shin, 38, of Newnan was charged with child exploitation, criminal attempt of child molestation, criminal attempt of enticing a child for indecent purposes.

David Nelson, 63, of Gadsden, Alabama was charged with computer/electronic pornography and child exploitation, and criminal attempt to commit child molestation. The second person has active warrants and has not been arrested.

The ICAC Task Force Program was created by the Department of Justice to help state and local law enforcement agencies enhance their investigative response to the online sexual exploitation of children. It is comprised of members from the GBI and over 220 affiliated law enforcement agencies and prosecutorial entities throughout the state. Citizens are encouraged to use the Cybertip Line, a national reporting mechanism for cases of child sexual exploitation. Reports may be made 24-hours per day, seven days per week online at www.cybertipline.com or by calling 1-800-843-5678.

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