A Clayton County man has been arrested on charges of Exploitation of Children after an investigation by the GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit.
On Monday, April 19, 2021, Clayton County resident, Timothy Darryl Battle, age 32, was charged with one count of Sexual Exploitation of Children (Possession of Child Pornography) by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit. The GBI CEACC Unit began an investigation into Battle’s online activity after receiving a Cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding the possession of a large number of images and videos depicting child pornography by Battle via the internet. This investigation led to a search warrant at Battle’s home in Atlanta, Clayton County, Georgia, and the arrest of Battle on April 19, 2021. The GBI CEACC Unit was assisted in the execution of their search warrant by the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office.
Battle is currently in the custody of the Clayton County Jail.
This investigation is part of the ongoing effort by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, housed within the GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit, to identify those involved in the child pornography trade. The ICAC Program, created by the U.S. Department of Justice, was developed in response to the increasing number of children and teenagers using the Internet, the proliferation of child pornography, and the heightened online activity by predators searching for unsupervised contact with underage victims.
Anyone with information about other cases of child exploitation is asked to contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit at 404-270-8870. 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.