Halloween sex offender sweeps result in two child porn arrests in Lowndes

| November 4, 2016

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LOWNDES Co. – Two Valdosta men have been arrested after detectives allegedly found child pornography on their computers.

Leading up to the Halloween holiday, Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office conducting routine checks of each sex offender living in Lowndes County. During the checks, detectives with the LCSO Internet Crimes Against Children unit began investigating the possession and possible sharing of child pornography from Valdosta residences, according to LCSO reports.

On Wednesday, October 26, detectives  searched a computer reportedly belonging to Donald Leroy King, 66, a registered sex offender following a search of his home on North Patterson Street in Valdosta.

On Thursday, November 3, ICAC detectives executed a search warrant at the home of Roger James McDonald, 61, on Lakeshore Drive in Valdosta.

“During both of these searches, detectives located computers with child pornography images of children in explicit poses,” said LCSO Capt. Stryde Jones. “When these images were discovered, Donald King and Roger McDonald were immediately taken to the Lowndes County Jail.”

King and McDonald have been charged with sexual exploitation of children (possession of child pornography).

The investigations are on going, and detectives are continuing to search electronic devices seized during the searches.

“This a great work by our detectives to investigate these cases, and with the assistance of the computer forensics section, find this child pornography,” said Sheriff Chris Prine. “With the addition of our computer forensic capabilities, what previously took months to unravel now takes a few days. We must protect our children, and we will continue to do just that.”

Anyone with information about these arrests or any other incident can contact the Sheriff’s Office at (229) 671-2950; or anonymous tips can be provided at (229) 671-2985 or on-line at www.lowndessheriff.com. The Sheriff’s Office is also accessible on Facebook.

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