Authorities in Georgia made 22 arrest recently in “Operation Mayday” in Augusta. It’s a sex sting aimed at keeping Georgia’s children safe while online. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation used agencies statewide in the operation including the Columbus Police department.
The Columbus Police department have detectives monitoring internet usage to prevent child sex crimes. Lieutenant J. Dent-Fitzpatrick explains, “It’s safe to say anything could happen on the computer anywhere so were trying to circumvent it by having a cyber unit and all of our detectives are being trained on how to work cyber crimes, sexual offences on the internet.”
In 2014 the Task Force made 185 arrests. Moreover, since 2002 GBI has made 1,300 arrests.