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Morven PD trying to step up fight against child exploitation

Lynwood Yates Lynwood Yates
MORVEN, GA (WALB) -

The Morven Police Department was continuing Tuesday to try to do more to help combat child sexual assault in Morven and Brooks County.

The department was looking for a state or federal grant to apply for that would give them enough money to staff two full time investigators to focus specifically on sexual assault cases.

As of Monday, the department only had one part time investigator and Morven Police Chief Lynwood Yates said he has seen a steady increase of child sexual assault cases. "There isn't that much in law enforcement that is actually workin' the child exploitation crimes right now. It's there; it's definitely there in the community and it's somethin' that needs to be worked," Chief Yates emphasized.

Chief Yates also said he was working with Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens to get legislature passed that would help the department get the money they need.

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