ST. MARYS, GA -- Three arrests were made on Wednesday resulting in multiple child pornography charges as part of a law enforcement effort called Operation Guarding Innocence.
The sweep began with a search warrant served on a residence on Nature's Bounty Trail. Corey Scott Thimlar, 20, was arrested after Camden County Sheriff's Office deputies found what was believed to be child pornography on a computer within the home.
On the same day, the St. Marys Police Department served a search warrant on the home of Todd Allen Manley, 47, on Miller Street in St. Marys. Manley was arrested later that day after images found on a computer belonging to him, were also beleived to be child pornography.
The third warrant was served in Kingsland at a home on Redwood Street by the Kingsland Police Department, where suspicious images were located on a computer belonging to 24 year old Bryantt Philip Allen. Allen was also arrested.
All three men are being held on charges of possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography.
Operation Guarding Innocence is a state wide initiative by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Taskforce, The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement agencies.
Unrelated to Operation Guarding Innocence, Kingland city officials immediately closed Redwood Street following the arrest of Bryantt Philip Allen due to squalor and unsafe living conditions on that street.
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