Georgia court official charged with sexual exploitation of children

WOODBURY — A court official in Meriwether county has been arrested and charged with Sexual Exploitation of Children.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, Meriwether County Deputy Clerk of Magistrate Court Carol Washington was charged with one count of Sexual Exploitation of Children (Possession of Child Pornography) and one count of Violation of Oath of Office, by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit.

An investigation into Washington began after information was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding the possible upload and possession of child pornography by Washington to a popular social media application.

This investigation led to a search warrant of Washington’s home and her subsequent arrest.

Washington was booked in to the Meriwether County Jail.

Anyone with information about other cases of child exploitation is asked to contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit at 404-270-8870.

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