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Cops say man tried to buy girl

Photo by Brian Giandelone

Photo by Brian Giandelone

NORCROSS -- A 33-year-old Norcross man faces federal charges after he allegedly attempted to purchase an underage girl to have in his possession for a year, according to a news release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Carl Fredrik Skow, who lives on the 500 block of Olde Mill Lane in Norcross, was arrested and charged with sex trafficking of a child, the news release states. Skow is an engineer at Cox Enterprises.

The arrest followed a two-month investigation by the GBI's newly formed Human Trafficking Unit, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Sandy Springs Police Department.

GBI officials said they can't say where Skow was arrested, but it was not at his Norcross home.

The Human Trafficking Unit began operating July 1 to combat the crimes of child sex trafficking and human trafficking in Georgia. The unit's enforcement is aided by a U.S. Department of Justice grant and by legislation passed this year by the Georgia General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal to strengthen Georgia's human trafficking laws.