Clarke County Resident Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography
Attorney General Jim Hood announced today that a Clarke County resident has been arrested and charged with two counts of child exploitation.
Andrew Phillip Smith, 30, was arrested at his home Tuesday by investigators with the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit with assistance from the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators executed a search warrant following an investigation of Smith’s online activity. As a result of the search warrant, he was arrested.
Smith was booked into the Clarke County Jail with a bond set at $50,000. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison and a $500,000 fine for each count. As with all cases, a charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
This case will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Brandon Ogburn of the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Unit.