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Posted: November 29, 2008 5:00 a.m.

Man poses as teenage girl online

Charges include sexual exploitation of children, computer pornography

 A 65-year-old Mansfield man was arrested Friday and charged with sexual exploitation of children and computer pornography after posing as a 17-year-old girl on several Web sites.

Wesley Lloyd Britton was arrested at his home without incident, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Department, after an investigator received a cyber tip from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. On one of Britton's Web sites, he reportedly had pictures of child erotica and child pornography.

According to investigators Britton was actively speaking to people online as a female and his online profile identified him as such.

Investigators will not comment on whether Britton has a criminal background.

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