Monday, January 26, 2009

FBI Safe Child Task Force Arrest in Georgia

Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Gregory Jones, FBI Atlanta, announces the arrest of 42 year-old RUSSELL EDWARD WORSHAM. Worsham was arrested by Agents of the FBI’s Safe Child Task Force (SCTF) on Friday afternoon, January 23, 2009, for using an interstate telecommunications device (a computer) to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity. A criminal complaint issued in the Northern District of Georgia charges Worsham with violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 2422(b).

Worsham, an appliance repairman from Macon, Georgia, allegedly engaged in a series of internet conversations with what he believed was the mother of girl under the age of 10. During these conversations, Worsham allegedly made plans with the mother to travel from Macon to Atlanta in order to engage in sexual behavior with the child. In fact, both the mother and daughter were fictional, and Worsham was having the aforementioned conversations with an SCTF Agent acting in an undercover capacity. Worsham was arrested without incident upon his arrival at the agreed upon meeting place.

Worsham is expected to make an initial appearance before a United States Magistrate later today.

The Safe Child Task Force is comprised of FBI Agents working alongside Task Force Agents from the Sandy Springs Police Department, Lawrenceville Police Department, Tyrone Police Department, Roswell Police Department, Rome Police Department, Alpharetta Police Department, Clayton County Police Department, Duluth Police Department, and the Henry County Police Department.

The public is reminded that all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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