Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The search Wednesday morning at a VFW Drive residence was part of “Operation Guarding Innocence,” an ongoing investigation into the distribution of child pornography over the Internet.
Watkinsville Police assisted agents of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation this morning as a search warrant was issued at a residence on VFW Drive. Police Chief Lee O'Dillon said the search was part of a months-long investigation into the distribution of child pornography over the Internet. "Basically they're just gathering evidence at this point to determine if there's enough evidence to charge anybody, make an arrest," he said. At least one computer was seized from the home, he said, which the GBI will analyze. "It will be up to the GBI whether anyone is charged today. The normal protocol for that is they will examine the evidence and then either take a warrant or present the evidence to a grand jury," O'Dillon explained. "It's kind of…
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The US Marshal's Office has placed a hold on Budge Earl Williams of Bogart, Ga, authorities report.
Budge Earl Williams, 70, of Bogart, remains at the Oconee County Jail after the US Marshal's Office placed a hold on him, Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry reported Wednesday. Williams was taken into custody Monday at his Fowler Mill Road home by Watkinsville Police with the assistance of Oconee deputies on an arrest warrant alleging he viewed and printed images of child pornography on a computer at the Oconee County Library on Aug. 1. Watkinsville Police Chief Lee O'Dillon said at the time of his arrest Williams was on federal probation for a weapons violation. Don’t miss any Oconee news. Subscribe to Oconee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Staff at the Oconee County Library reported the incident to Watkinsville, Ga. police. An arrest does not mean a conviction.
For allegedly accessing images of child pornography on a computer at the Oconee County Library, a 70-year-old Bogart man is behind bars. Watkinsville Police with the assistance of Oconee County Sheriff's deputies executed a warrant without incident at a Fowler Mill Road home Monday morning. The arrest warrant alleges that on Wednesday, August 1, a man "was on the Internet using the computer at the Oconee County Library in Watkinsville to view and print pictures of very young boys in sexually explicit conduct," Police Chief Lee O'Dillon wrote in a news release. Library patrons saw the images on the computer screen and complained to employees who notified police, he said. O'Dillon noted in the release that when police asked the man about the…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Glenn Berry will serve 15 years of a 60-year sentence in prison.
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Thursday, March 8, 2012
A Flowery Branch man who is Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry's youngest brother was sentenced this week in Hall County Superior Court on charges of possession of child pornography and manufacture of marijuana. According to an article in the Athens Banner-Herald, Glenn Berry, 46, pleaded to 26 counts of exploitation of a child and one count of manufacturing and possession of marijuana on Wednesday and received a 60-year sentence, of which he will serve the first 15 in prison. The charges stemmed from a search of Glenn Berry's home in August 2011 and he was indicted in October, according to previous reports. Sheriff Berry wrote about the sentencing on his Facebook page Thursday, as he did when his brother was indicted last year. "The Hall …