Toccoa Resident Arrested on Six Counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children

Following up on leads called in to the Toccoa Police Department in May, TPD investigators, including an officer who has received training from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in working ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) cases, opened an investigation into the allegations.

Investigators obtained a search warrant for 518 S. Pond Street as a result of that investigation, and Toccoa Chief of Police Jimmy Mize advised WNEG News yesterday that, following the execution of the search warrant this past Monday, on Monday, July 8, Keith Gilleland, 51, of Toccoa, was arrested on six counts of sexual exploitation of children.

Mize said that, during the search, several phones and computers were seized and turned over to the GBI for processing. Additional charges against Gilleland may be pending.