October 26, 2005

Police: Pastor Sought Sex Online

11 Alive

Web Editor: Tracey Christensen
Web Editor: Michael King
Reported By: Jennifer Leslie
Last Modified: 10/26/2005 6:38:45 PM

A youth minister on Wednesday became the 10th suspect nabbed by an undercover officer posing as a 15-year-old girl in Peachtree City.

Police officials said Pastor Mohammad Bolton, 31, of McDonough arranged a meeting over the Internet with a person who he thought was a 15-year-old girl. Bolton then drove to Peachtree City on the premise that he and the teenager would have sex, authorities said.

"The undercover agent was talking to another individual and he broke in on the chat and wanted to talk to her and was very open, did not care that she was underage," said Peachtree City Police Chief Jim Murray.

Chief Murray said Bolton even emailed a sexual image of himself to the officer. When he arrived in the Fayette County community on Wednesday, he was arrested and charged with violation of the computer pornography and child exploitation act.

"One of the interesting things that was said in this very short conversation with the agent is that he wanted to come and sneak into the house to see her and the agent advised him they'd get caught and he says, 'I do it all the time, it's easy,'" said Chief Murray.

Posted by kshaw at October 26, 2005 07:09 PM