Cary Wayne Rhodes faces child-sex charges related to an online investigation.
According to The Daily Citizen in Dalton, Rhodes posted a $50,000 bond and was released from the Murray County Jail on Wednesday. It is not known when Rhodes' next court date will be. Taylorsville Mayor Cary Wayne Rhodes, 57, was arrested Thursday in an online sting operation involving the FBI and the Northwest Georgia Safe Child Task Force. Rhodes attempted to meet with a child he met online to have sex, said Brian Lamkin, the special agent in charge of the FBI's Atlanta field office. But there was no child. Instead, FBI agents and other task force members met Rhodes in Chatsworth and arrested the self-employed engineer. Undercover agents had tracked Rhodes' actions online and set up the meeting that resulted in his arrest, Lamkin said. …
Charlie Benjamin Flowers II had an extensive collection of infant and toddler sexual abuse images.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, January 13, 2011
A Cartersville man is set to spend 20 years in prison after three federal law enforcement agents accessed his collection of "the worst of the worst of child pornography" and tracked him down. Charlie Benjamin Flowers II, 34, pleaded guilty in October and was sentenced Jan. 5 by U.S. District Judge Timothy C. Batten on federal charges that he collected and traded images and videos of children being sexually abused. "This defendant's collection represents the worst of the worst of child pornography," U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said in a news release after the sentencing. "The videos and pictures that he shared with other online predators showed infants and toddlers being raped, fondled and abused. By making these horrible images …