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Cartersville man popped in internet sex sting

A man is in jail for performing a sex act on a webcam for who he thought was a teen aged girl. That "girl" was really a Dougherty County Police Officer.

Police say 43-year-old Samuel Barr of Cartersville started up an instant message conversation. After chatting back and forth for about a month Barr started talking about sex. Police say he masturbated on camera twice, thinking a 13-year-old was watching.

Officers took out six warrants and he was arrested after he was stopped for speeding in Bartow County.

"He did talk about actually meeting one day. We did not set up a meeting, but he said if we clicked we could set up a meeting, and I feel if he was able to meet with who he thought was a 13 year old girl he would have assaulted them," said Dougherty County Police Sgt. Chad Kirkpatrick.

As part of an internet crimes against children task force DCP Officers often conduct undercover investigations. So far They've helped nab 75 accused online predators.

Barr faces several felony charges including sexual exploitation of a child and obscene internet contact with a child.

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