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GA sex offender nabbed in multi-state child porn probe launched in AL

Henry Sasser (Source: Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Office) Henry Sasser (Source: Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Office)
TALLAPOOSA CO., AL (WSFA) -

A Georgia man has been arrested and charged three months after an investigation started by the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Office Department blossomed into a multi-state investigation.

The probe was part of an internet crimes investigation that determined Henry Allen Sasser, 53, of Franklin, Georgia had been transmitting child pornography to an undercover officer assigned to the Alabama Internet Crimes Against Children’s Task Force (ICAC).

Investigators say Sasser sent numerous images of child porn to Tallapoosa County authorities. 

On Friday, the Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Office, assisted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Department of Pardons and Parole, and the Heard County (GA) Sheriff’s Office, conducted a search in Franklin, Georgia.

The search turned up numerous images of child pornography on an electronic device.

The GBI's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force subsequently started an investigation that resulted in possession of child pornography charges in that state.

Sasser was arrested and taken to the Heard County Jail. He was already on probation in Georgia and is a registered sex offender in that state.

In Alabama, Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett said his office has 12 child pornography counts pending against the suspect and confirmed the investigation has also lead to further investigations spanning into other states.

Abbett has not released any details regarding the ongoing investigations.

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