Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Lamkin announces, on behalf of the Northwest Georgia Crimes Against Children Task Force, the following arrest:
Robert Murphy, 45, of Cleveland, Tn., was arrested without incident on Saturday, Aug. 18, in Ringgold, by agents and officers from the FBI-led Safe Child Task Force after he traveled there to meet a minor child for purposes of having sex.
Murphy came to the attention of law enforcement over the Internet wherein he began a series of “chats” with undercover agents/officers regarding his desire to have sex with a minor child.
Murphy was transported and processed at the Catoosa County Detention Center on state charges of attempted child molestation and violation of the Computer Pornography Act.
The public should be reminded that the above are merely allegations and the all persons are to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.