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Several People Arrested In Georgia Child Exploitation Investigation

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Several people have been arrested in a joint investigation and face charges of sexual exploitation of children in Pooler, Georgia.

FBI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) J. Britt Johnson, in conjunction with Chief Mark Revenew, of the Pooler Police Department, announced the following arrests this weekend in Pooler as part of a Savannah-based FBI-led Southeast Georgia Child Exploitation Task Force operation that occurred on Friday, March 14th through Saturday, March 15th.

The following individuals were arrested and charged with state charges of sexual exploitation of children after allegedly traveling to Pooler for purposes of having sex with a minor child:

  • Bengie Kevin Odum, 49, of Jesup, Georgia
  • Raymond Patrick Perez, 27, a Fort Stewart, Georgia soldier
  • Daniel Corvette Powell, 25, a Fort Stewart, Georgia soldier
  • John Thomas Pratt, 56, of Hilton Head, South Carolina
  • Michael Gilbert Rosales, 35, of Pooler
  • Jason Bryant Williams, 31, of Pooler

The FBI-led Southeast Georgia Child Exploitation Task Force, in conjunction with the Pooler Police Department, operates to locate and recover juveniles sexually exploited through prostitution and to identify and arrest those who are exploiting the juveniles.

The Task Force is comprised of agents and officers from the FBI, GBI, Liberty County Sheriff's Office, Effingham County Sheriff's Office, and the Pooler Police Department.

Also assisting in this recent operation were FBI agents from Augusta and the FBI Atlanta-led Metro Atlanta Child Exploitation (MATCH) Task Force.

All of the people arrested were processed and initially detained at the Chatham County Detention Facility.

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