Glynn County Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Miller said Edward Keith Kelley, 52, was released by Magistrate Judge Steven Morgan on a property bond against his land in Polk County.
Miller said Kelley is back in Polk County.
Kelley's bond came after a Glynn County Grand Jury indictment on a total of four counts, including two counts of computer pornography charges and two counts of solicitation for sexual conduct with a child. Kelley also faces charges in Polk County, including possession of computer pornography violating the Child Exploitation Prevention Act of 2007.
Miller said Kelley's trial is on the April 19 court calender, but he will not likely be going before a Superior Court judge. Instead, Kelley will be facing a federal judge.
The assistant district attorney said federal prosecutors want to pick up Kelley's case, along with another Georgia case. That inclination stems from efforts of a Washington D.C. task force to hunt and prosecute suspected child predators, he said.
However, it is uncertain whether Kelley has a federal indictment against him yet.
"If they fail to take it, I'll take it up and prosecute it," Miller said.
Kelley was arrested in a sting using the cooperative efforts of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and local authorities.
In this case, Glynn County police investigator William Dara posed as an under-aged girl on Yahoo Messenger. It was in these online chats where police allege Kelley conducted sexual conversations with what he believed was a girl under 16-years-old, according to the indictment
The indictment also states Kelley performed sexual acts on a computer web cam.
Cedartown real estate agent Julius Winfrey Peek, 68, has not yet been indicted by a Walker County Grand Jury, according to officials there.
Officials said the draft to indict Peek on charges of criminal attempt of child molestation, sexual exploitation of children, computer pornography and possession a firearm during the commission of a crime is ready. However, a date for the grand jury to meet has not been set.
Peek was arrested by Rossville police Feb. 14 and was later released on $25,000 bail, police reported. His arrest was also a part of the GBI undercover operation.
Peek’s arrest came after he drove from Cedartown to Rossville to meet with the girl, expecting to have sex with her, Rossville police said.
Investigators arrested Peek when he arrived at the pre-arranged location where he was to meet the child.
Those reports state Peek exchanged numerous electronic conversations with agents posing as a 14-year-old girl as part of the investigation.
Another man arrested on child molestation charges is in the prison system and will not likely go to trial on his charges for three years, according to Polk County Assistant District Attorney Ryan Remsen.
Keith Boyd McGee, 49, of Felton, is listed on the May court calender. However, Remsen said he was sentenced for a probation revocation based on new charges against him and that sentence is at least three years.
Local judges do not bring up inmates for trial while they are serving a probation revocation sentence, he said.
McGee is charged with child molestation, cruelty to children and aggravated sodomy relating to an alleged molestation occurring in a Cedartown home on May 14, 2004, according to police reports. The report also states the victim knew the molester.
The case of Kevin Fuller, 41, a Rockmart native now living in Chicago is "still in the judicial process," according to Randy Sanborn of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Illinois.
Fuller a 1986 Rockmart High School graduate, was released to the custody of his father three months ago, Sanborn said. Fuller was ordered to stay in a Chicago apartment with an electronic monitoring device, he said.
Fuller, an accomplished academic, was arrested last year after federal agents issued a search warrant for his home in Oak Park, Ill. Michael Bruns, Customs Officer for Immigration and Customs Enforcement stated in the criminal complaint that an initial investigation into Fuller’s computer showed several images of child porn with young victims.
Fuller had reportedly confessed to law enforcement when confronted with the material, according to the criminal complaint.
Stored email communications showed Fuller had repeatedly contacted at least three people about participating in child molestation and incest situations with some emails dating back to February 2008, the complaint stated.