Man arrested for Sexual Exploitation of a Child at Clayton Walmart

A Clayton man stands charged with two counts under the Computer or Electronic Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act of 2007.  On Oct. 3, 2019, agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s (GBI) Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested 33-year-old Jake Guffie of Clayton for allegedly trying to meet a 14-year-old girl at Walmart on Highway 441 that he met online.  This sexual exploitation of a child arrest is the result of a proactive, online, undercover investigation. This is still an ongoing investigation and for that reason, the GBI is not releasing any other information at this time. If convicted, he could be punished by imprisonment for not less than one and no more than 20 years and by a fine of not more than $25,000.  The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is comprised of more than 200 local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, other related criminal justice agencies, and prosecutor’s offices. Its mission is to assist state and local law enforcement agencies in developing an effective response to cyber enticement and child pornography cases.