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Mother intercepts 31-year-old Atlanta man’s plans to meet juvenile daughter for sex

Written by: E. George

Published September 15, 2023 @ 7:40 PM ET

CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. – A 31-year-old man was arrested on August 26, 2023, for arranging a meeting with a juvenile female for sex. The girl’s mother found a cell phone “her daughter got from an unknown person at school” and discovered text messages detailing his plans.

A Carroll County Sheriff’s officer met with the 15-year-old child’s mother for an interview. The concerned mother explained that the text messages were between her daughter and a man named Christian.

She said they revealed, “Christian was on his way to [their home] to pick up [her daughter] at midnight and take her to a motel for sex.”

The man, Christian Kwabenah Arthur from Atlanta, also stated he “would have some vape and marijuana for her to use.” She used this opportunity to text him, pretending to be her daughter.

She asked him to “just come on now to pick her up,” and he agreed. Two officers were already at her house, and one officer, en route to the scene, found herself directly behind Arthur’s vehicle on his way to the same location.

The officer conducted a traffic stop and positively identified Arthur. Upon investigation, they verified that he had sent the text messages.

He was charged with child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes. This case is currently pending in court.

Officer’s Narrative:
[Please note: The following is a direct transcription from the official initial incident report. The Georgia Gazette does not fix any spelling or grammatical errors that may exist. Any changes or redactions made by our staff are placed inside brackets. Some errors may exist. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The topics discussed may be sensitive to some readers. Discretion is advised.]

On incident date, reporting officer responded to [200 BLOCK] Dashboard Rd in Bowdon ref to inappropriate text messages found on the complainant’s, 15 yr old daughter’s, cellphone.

Upon arrival the complainant advised that she found a cellphone that her daughter got from an unknown person at school. As the complainant was looking through the text messages she found a conversation between her daughter and an unknown male named Christian.

According to the conversation through text messages Christian was on his way to [200 BLOCK] Dashboard Rd to pick up the listed juvenile at midnight and take her to a motel for sex. The offender was also advising that he would have some vape and marijuana for her to use.

The complainant ([WITNESS #1]) advised that she texted the offender (Christian) and pretended to be her daughter. She asked the offender if he could just come on now to pick her up in which the offender replied that he would. While reporting officer and Bowdon officer Duffy (608) was speaking with the complainant, deputy Young (985) was in route to our location as a backup unit.

As deputy Young was turning onto Dashboard Rd she advised that she believed she was behind the offender. As the offender passed the complainant’s house officer Duffy with Bowdon PD advised that the driver fit the description of his picture on social media. Deputy Young then made a traffic stop on the vehicle.

After further investigation it was learned that the driver of the vehicle was the same person texting the juvenile’s phone. Sgt. Cornell #949 responded to the scene and notified investigator Troutt #9026 who also responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

[End of Narrative]

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