Saturday, October 13, 2007
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LOGANVILLE - A Snellville man was arrested Friday on allegations he used a Web cam to transmit nude images of himself to a police officer he believed was a 14-year-old.
Loganville Police Chief Mike McHugh said an investigation into Andrew Daiss, 41, of Snellville, began in May when an officer posed as a teenager in a Yahoo chat room.
Daiss "began a series of sexually explicit chats," McHugh said. During three of the five chat sessions, McHugh said the Snellville man enabled a Web cam, "stripped off his clothing ... and did a series of sexual type acts in front of what he believed to be a 14-year-old little girl."
Daiss was arrested at his home and charged with four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. He was booked into the Walton County Jail on Friday evening, jail officials said.
In one photo sent to the officer, Daiss appeared to be wearing a coach's uniform, and he told investigators he was a Little League coach, McHugh said.
The Loganville Police Department has been working with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for the past year. McHugh said the program has netted more than a dozen arrests.
"If there was a real child, there is no telling what could have happened," he said, adding that parents should keep computers in a common room of the house to help protect their children from online predators. "We suggest to parents that they know what their children are doing on their computer."