October 29, 2011
Jim Kouri, Law Enforcement Examiner
A 57-year old mayor of Taylorsville, Georgia (Bartow County), was arrested on Thursday by FBI agents and task force officers. The suspect had come to the attention of undercover officers posing as minors on the Internet.
Taylorsville Mayor Cary Rhodes is facing state charges of attempted aggravated child molestation and violation of the Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation Act. He allegedly attempted to meet with a minor child in order to have sex.
Unfortunately for Mayor Rhodes, he was met instead by FBI agents and task force officers of the FBI’s Northwest Georgia Safe Child Task Force. He was immediately arrested.