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Upson County man arrested for distributing child pornography

David Batchelor (Source: Upson County Jail) David Batchelor (Source: Upson County Jail)

THOMASTON, GA (WTVM) – An Upson County man has been arrested for distribution of child pornography.

On Monday, Feb. 13, members of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Upson County Sheriff’s Office arrested 45-year-old David Batchelor at his home in the 800 block of West Moores Crossing Road.

Batchelor is currently being held at the Upson County jail where he is charged with distribution of child pornography. 

The arrest of Batchelor was the result of a proactive investigation initiated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s CEACC Unit. The unit is the host agency for the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force that seeks to target those that possess and distribute illegal child abuse images. 

Several electronic devices were seized from Batchelor during this investigation. The GBI’s CEACC Unit will conduct forensic analysis of the electronic devices belonging to Batchelor and more charges may be forthcoming.

Batchelor is currently employed with the Georgia Department of Transportation and serves as Executive Administrator of the Rays of Hope Child Care Facility. 

This investigation remains active and ongoing.  Anyone with related information should contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit at 404-270-8870.

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