APPLETON, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) – On Friday, June 5, 2020, agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, assisted by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, and the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, executed multiple search warrants in Columbia and Richmond counties including one at the home of Mark Christopher Greene, 44, in Appling, Columbia County, GA, near Augusta.

The search warrants were related to an investigation pertaining to the online sexual exploitation of children. The investigation began after receiving multiple cyber tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) related to child sexual abuse images. As a result of the investigation, Greene was arrested and charged with 3 counts of possession of child pornography and 3 counts of distribution of child pornography. Additional charges may be forthcoming. Greene was booked into the Columbia County Jail.

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