A child pornography investigation conducted by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) and Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force resulted in the arrest of a Buford man on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 19.
Anthony J. Mayer, 59, of Buford was arrested at his home in the 3000 block of Windgate Drive without incident. According to authorities, his arrest was made following the execution of a search warrant on Mayer’s home in which several electronic devices were seized.
Mayer has been charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor which is a felony. He remains at the Hall County Jail without bond.
“The case began earlier this year when agents received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC),” said the Hall County Sheriff’s Office in a written statement. “According to the initial investigation, Mayer possessed an image of child pornography and uploaded it to a search engine on May 28, 2022.
The case remains under investigation by HCSO and the Georgia ICAC Task Force. Additional charges are possible pending the outcome of forensic processing of the electronics seized from Mayer’s residence.”
FEATURED PHOTO: Anthony Mayer, 59 of Buford was arrested on one count of sexual exploitation of a minor according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. Special photo.