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April 18--  The Toombs County Sheriff's office continues its crackdown on people who allegedly want to have sex with children.

coledowdAccording to Sheriff Junior Kight, the latest arrest is that of 19-year-old Anthony Cole Dowd of Lyons who is charged with Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes and possession of marijuana.

A news release from Sheriff Kight said, "The purpose of this investigation was to arrest those who are willing to exploit children by purchasing or soliciting sex with a minor, and the recruitment of victims of child sex trafficking. The investigation specifically targeted persons who communicate with children on-line and then travel to meet them for the purpose of having sex.  On-line child predators visit chat rooms and websites on the internet, find children, begin conversations with them, introduce sexual content and arrange a meeting with the children for the purpose of having sex.  The children these predators target are both boys and girls."