Recent child porn arrests in Grovetown part of multi-state operation

Friday, May 3, 2019

(WRDW/WAGT) -- 82 people, including two in Grovetown and 31 across Georgia, have been arrested and charged in a child porn operation conducted by the GBI.

According to a press release, 17 children were also rescued as part of the operation being called "Operation Southern Impact III".

Suspects ranged from age 20 to 70 and were arrested within the same 4-month period. The suspects are from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. A total of 171 law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies participated in the operation.

In Georgia alone, 31 suspects were taken into custody, most of which were involved in the possession or distribution of child pornography. Jordan Logan, 33, and John Malone, 21 are the two recently arrested and charged in Grovetown.

The following are others arrested across Georgia:

James Barfield IV, 51, Atlanta, GA, home improvement store employee
Dillan M. Bell, 26, Allenhurst, GA, unemployed
Gerald Chamberlain, 34, Rome, GA, golf course maintenance worker
Carol Chellew, 56, Jefferson, GA, county employee
Doug Chellew, 56, Jefferson, GA, department store employee
Timothy Wayne Diggs, 39, Metter, GA, information technology specialist
Keith James Diver, 37, Norcross, GA, restaurant employee
Erick Noe Gonzalez, 26, Buford, GA, landscaper
Erik Gordon, 30, Morrow, GA, shipping company employee
Desmond Lemond Hasley, 27, Douglasville, GA, staffing company employee
Keidron Jayquan Isham, 23, Rome, GA, unemployed
Claude Martin Johnson IV, 21, Augusta, GA, unemployed
Andrew Kim, 30, Suwanee, GA, business owner
Jordan Logan, 33, Grovetown, GA, painter
Jonathan Craig Manning, 28, Rome, GA, railroad worker
Andrew J. Martz, 30, Tyrone, GA, student
Matthew James McDurmond, 26, Cedartown, unknown
Terry Menard, 61, Roswell, GA, multimedia designer
Daniel Joseph Mullinax, 35, Auburn, GA, unemployed
Justin Lee Myers, 22, Cleveland, GA, unknown
Andrew Benjamin Nelson, 42, Marietta, GA, construction worker
Michael David Quinn, 44, Roswell, GA, unknown
Matthew Steven Ramski, 37, Cumming, GA, graphic design artist
Arlen Lemuel Riddle, 46, Muscadine, AL, fireman
Malchijah Robinson, 40, Decatur, GA, unemployed
David Chris Sammons, 33, Eatonton, GA, factory worker
Omar S. Sanchez-Viera, 40, Jonesboro, GA, health supplement company employee
Chad Sitzwohl, 35, Dawsonville, GA, factory worker
Wille D. Slaughter, 33, Valdosta, GA, military veteran
Wan Yeung Tang, 45, Cumming, GA, dishwasher
Tyler Wooten, 21, Sharpsburg, GA, student

Jordan Logan, 33, was arrested in Grovetown Thursday, May 2nd