A Conyers man is in custody for having several lewd images of children on his personal computer.
John Michael Taylor, 51, was arrested Friday, Oct. 31, By Conyers Police Department and is being charged with nine counts of sexual exploitation of children.
His personal computer had more than 50 images of child pornography, says Conyers Police Department Public Information Officer Kim Lucas, so Taylor could be charged with more counts but it’ll be up to the district’s attorney office how the case is handled.
“That’s just how much we issued initially,” she said of the current charges.
Taylor became a suspect on the police’s radar after the department received a tip involving child pornography being downloaded from a residence in Conyers from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
The police department is affiliated with the Internet Crimes Against Children Program, an 11-year-old program that offers specialized and technical assistance training to federal, state and local law enforcement personnel.
“The GBI had records of this individual having child pornography going back several months,” said Lucas.
Lucas adds that the children’s ages varied but they were all “clearly underage.”
Taylor turned himself in to authorities once he learned of the warrant for his arrest. He’s currently in the Rockdale County Jail with a $135,000 bond.