Timothy Wade Bryant, 43, was arrested June 1 around 12:10 a.m. in
Bryant, an acquaintance of the girl, allegedly came to the county, located in the western tip of
Bryant was arrested and charged with attempted statutory rape, solicitation of a child by computer and felonious restraint, according to the CCSO. He was still in custody at the
The Newton County Sheriff's Office had no information of any prior charges on Bryant and he was also not found on the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Sex Offender Registry.
Locally, law enforcement was also busy catching predators last week.
NCSO deputies, along with the GBI, arrested a 28-year-old active duty soldier from
Pfc. Andrew David Craig was arrested at
In the course of the three-month investigation, Craig had reportedly requested explicit pictures of the minor, sent pictures of himself and communicated from both his work and home computers, which were confiscated for evidence during the arrest.
He had also requested to meet up in person and even talked on the phone once with the "minor," according to Stewart.
All the pieces and paperwork that allowed the NCSO to make the arrest came together Sunday.
"It takes a while to work these cases," Stewart said. "There's a lot involved."
She said it was satisfying bringing the investigation to a conclusion, especially knowing that it could have been a real child involved instead of an undercover officer.
Craig is currently in custody at the