Investigators with the Griffin Police Department arrested Dwayne Pike, 44, for involvement with child pornography.
The arrest came as part of the agency’s involvement with the multi-jurisdictional group headed by the GBI known as the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force, according to a GPD press release.
The GPD involvement began on Jan. 9, when Investigator Sommer Bales of the Juvenile Investigations Division and Investigator Tishe Dyer of the Special Investigations Unit received a tip about a cyber crime that had occurred in the city of Griffin involving child pornography, the press release said.
Members of the Special Investigations Unit of the GPD executed a search warrant at 113 Poplar Pointe Terrace and arrested Pike. The tip came in through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit.
Bales and Dyer had received specialized training from the GBI for Internet-based crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children and they work with the GBI and other agencies on these types of crimes. Dyer was able to obtain a search warrant for 113 Poplar Pointe Terrace and arrest warrants for Pike.
During a search of the residence several items were seized from the house - the home computer and other items for evidence. These items will be sent to the GBI crime lab for further forensic analysis. At this point in the investigation there is not any reason for the GPD investigators to believe there is anything occurring besides the alleged Internet crimes, police officials said.
Pike is at the Spalding County Jail, where he is charged with computer electronic pornography and sexual exploitation of children. Both of the charges are felonies. The GPD believes that Pike’s crimes were electronic in nature and the investigation has not revealed any other victims. Pike works for the Atlanta Salvage Yard.