Five arrests over the last six weeks in Columbus, over child pornography charges and with a new crackdown in effect, those numbers could rise.
Major Gil Slouchick with the Columbus Police Department says new training, equipment, and a partnership with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is helping them crack down on those watching child pornography before someone could potentially abuse a child.
Slouchick tells News Leader Nine, It's typically downloaded material; you have on your computer, on your phone. It can be found in pictures and even magazines with this inappropriate material. Some of the stuff is just absolutely sickening. We've seen where adults are having intercourse with 9 month old babies."
Investigators add that they don't believe any of the material found in recent weeks were made in Columbus.