“Atlanta, Ga. (CW69 News at 10pm)”

PRESS RELEASE:

Forest Park, GA (May 15, 2020) – On Thursday, May 14, 2020, Joshua Mapson, 24, of Forest Park, GA, was arrested and charged with 10 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children. The arrest was made with assistance from the Clayton County Police Department and Lilburn Police Department. This arrest came after an investigation was conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation into the possible sexual exploitation of children by Mapson via an online service.

Mapson is currently being held at the Clayton County Jail.

This investigation is part of the ongoing effort by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, housed within the GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit, to identify those involved in the child pornography trade and the online sexual exploitation of children. The ICAC Program, created by the U. S. Department of Justice, was developed in response to the increasing number of children and teenagers using the Internet, the proliferation of child pornography, and the heightened online activity by predators searching for unsupervised contact with underage victims.

Anyone with information about this case or any other cases of child exploitation is asked to contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Tip Line at 1-800-597-TIPS(8477).