Saturday, August 5, 2006
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE - A joint investigation by the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department and the FBI resulted in the arrest of six men in the rape and molestation of a 12-year-old girl.
Three Gwinnett men were among the six arrested in the last week as part of a two-and-a-half monthlong investigation.
The arrests are part of a follow-up to the November, 2005 arrest of Wilbur Caldwell, a Duluth man who pleaded guilty to charges of creating child pornography.
"Information indicates that Caldwell was facilitating these meetings with the minor child," said Special Agent Stephen Emmett, spokesman for the Atlanta office of the FBI.
Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Stacey Kelley said Caldwell, a family friend of the victim, posted advertisements on a Web site offering to arrange sex with an 18-year-old girl.
"Once the men arrived at the house it was obvious the girl was not 18," Kelley said. "They had sex with her anyway."
The six men arrested by the Sheriff's Department are of all ages and occupations. George Disabato is a 52-year-old real estate appraiser from Grayson; Peter Janoe is a 24-year-old student from Dunwoody; Charles Jundt Jr. is a 47-year-old furniture salesman from Norcross; Timothy Whitney is a 34-year-old from of Stockbridge; Brenton Smith is a 22-year-old student from Atlanta and Ronald Bibb is a 36-year-old computer programmer from Lawrenceville.
All six men were charged with statutory rape, aggravated child molestation and aggravated sexual battery and are being held at the Gwinnett County Detention Center.
Caldwell was arrested by a joint operation of the FBI Safe Child Task Force and the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. He pleaded guilty June 29 in federal court to one count of manufacturing child pornography. The minimum mandatory sentence is 15 years imprisonment, and he will be sentenced on Sept. 7.